As anti-fracking groups prepare to take legal action over recent shale gas decisions, the government has announced changes which could make future challenges more expensive.
The shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary confirmed this morning that the next Labour government would ban fracking.
The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations.
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas Lord Brooke […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Caroline Lucas asks about flood risk in drilling areas Chris Matheson asks about the methane leak in Porter Ranch, California Peers debate whether an amendment to a new bill could promote fracking in National Parks Thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
In the first Fracking Week in Westminster of 2016: How one MP fears the Housing and Planning Bill could be used to promote fracking sites Measures to ban on shale gas drill in protected areas Call for a bespoke regulatory regime and independent monitoring for shale gas sites […]
The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, committed the government to replacing the UK’s coal-fired power stations with gas. But in a speech billed as an “energy policy reset” she made very few references to domestic shale gas.