Transcripts and reports of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and onshore oil and gas for the two weeks ending 12 June 2015 Public opposition to fracking outweighs support Green MP calls on Labour to leave fossil fuels in the ground Gas versus renewables in bid to […]
We look at results from constituencies with a special interest in fracking or oil and gas exploration. We also review what happened to MPs who voted in parliament for a fracking moratorium earlier this year.
Lancashire anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Louise Rothery, told people on Saturday’s Time to Act climate march in London it was time to get mad and roar.
In the past hour, the government won the vote on its new conditions for fracking, during a debate on the Infrastructure Bill. The result was 257 to 203 in favour of the conditions, first put forward by ministers in the House of Lords on Monday.
Caroline Lucas accuses the government of ignoring public opinion and says Labour’s proposed extra regulations do not give the protection they claim Joan Walley says the public won’t forgive MPs for not scrutinising the bill properly John Whitehead says Labour’s proposed safeguards are essential
Energy minister says shale gas is an exciting opportunity for the UK Caroline Lucas urges government to publish unredacted report on shale gas impacts on rural economies MPs criticise shortage of time for debate
Two groups of MPs from five political parties will call for a moratorium on fracking when the Infrastructure Bill is debated on Monday (January 26th).