By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
The government has made changes to national planning policy on onshore oil and gas even though most of the people who took part in a consultation disagreed with them.
Fracking Week in Parliament. What is the government doing to determine whether there’s any evidence that Russia has issued fake news to discredit the UK fracking industry? This question was put to ministers by the former Conservative Home Office Minister, David Maclean.
Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
Last week, four councils criticised government powers to override local decision-making on fracking applications.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Fylde MP, Mark Menzies, calls on government to ensure shale gas decisions are made locally Confusion in the House of Lords about oil and gas licensing in Scotland
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 26th June 2015. Subsidy cut for wind but increased for fracking Community gets last say on wind but not for fracking Fracking concerns in Falkirk Fracking and the planning system Licences […]
Catch up on the headlines with our quick review of fracking and onshore oil and gas news from 2014. Click here for our more detailed month-by-month round-up of the year, with links to posts and source material.