Fracking Week in Parliament (week ending 6 April 2018) The Energy Minister, Claire Perry, was questioned for the second consecutive week on the impact of shale oil drilling in south east England.
UKIP says shale gas is too great an opportunity to ignore but it has promised not to drill for it in national parks.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.
The government promised to deliver shale in 2015 – but during the year no wells were fracked and no applications for shale gas exploration were approved.
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.
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
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 […]
The government has weakened proposals designed to ban fracking from special landscape and wildlife areas and drinking water catchments, according to campaigners. Other controls on fracking agreed by MPs have also been watered down. New amendments to the Infrastructure Bill published today and yesterday leave it to […]
13th March 2014 A group of wildlife and countryside organisations says current regulations for unconventional fossil fuel development are not strong enough to prevent damage and it calls for a permanent ban on fracking in all protected areas. The group, which includes National Trust, RSPB and the Wildlife […]