Fracking Week in Parliament 6-10 November 2017. The Green Party’s MP, Caroline Lucas, pressed ministers this week on whether Third Energy’s plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton had passed tests required by the regulators.
Residents living near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire have called for tougher action from the authorities.
People living around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool say they are horrified to learn that there has been no independent testing for the radioactive gas, radon.
The Conservative MP for the area where Cuadrilla wants to frack in Lancashire asked the most parliamentary questions about shale gas and fracking in 2016.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Two Conservatives from shale gas areas quiz the government on fracking impacts: Mark Menzies (Fylde) asks about health and air quality monitoring Fiona Bruce (Congleton) asks about impacts on communities
North Yorkshire County Council has granted permission to Third Energy to drill water monitoring boreholes as part of its plans to frack at a site in Ryedale.
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.
Labour accused the government yesterday of taking a “lackadaisical” approach to regulating fracking by relying on voluntary agreements with the industry.