Government ministers were challenged on the impacts of fracking during questions in both the House of Commons and the Lords. The pro-fracking peer, Lord Lawson, accused Lancashire County Council of trying to block shale gas development by “turning down every single application for exploratory drilling?” The chair […]
The government had regular contact over a period of five months with Lancashire County Council about Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in the Fylde, according to a parliamentary answer published this week.
A set of conditions on fracking, proposed by Labour and adopted by the Government a fortnight ago, has been rejected by the House of Lords without a vote.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 5th December 21014 This week saw the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – see our report on the Statement’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund and money for public information on shale […]
Update on the progress of the Infrastructure Bill: Report Stage in the House of Lords The government has blocked the early creation of a sovereign wealth fund from shale gas revenues. Despite favourable statements from ministers over the weekend, an amendment that would have added the establishment of […]