When is a frack not a frack? And why are some protected areas more protected than others? This post looks at the inconsistencies of some of the rules on fracking.
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Call for a shale gas ban in areas supplying water to Hull and East Yorkshire Impact of energy prices on the UK steel industry Green Investment Bank interests in fracking Shale gas and carbon emissions Thanks to TheyWorkForYou for the transcripts 27th […]
Keep checking for live updates on the House of Commons 2nd Delegated Legislation Committee as it discusses regulations on fracking. About 40 MPs, including 18 members of the committee, are attending the hearing. For more details and membership of the committee click here
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, has dismissed the idea that women and men have different attitudes to fracking. And she admitted to asking her officials “Is climate change real?”
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: The basis of government claims about revenue and jobs generated by shale gas Fracking on the northern coast of Northern Ireland The impact of shale gas on UK carbon budgets Energy minister’s inconvenient truth for anti-fracking protesters Unconventional gas in Wales Thanks […]
As MP prepare to leave parliament for the summer, the government has announced it is to ban fracking from the surface of National Parks and some other protected areas. But under new rules operators will be allowed to frack underneath these areas from outside their boundaries. Several environmental […]