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).
On Wednesday January 14th, anti-fracking campaigners representing groups from across the UK lobbied their MPs in the House of Commons.
The Environment Agency’s top staff on fracking told MPs yesterday they were confident that current regulations were good enough to deal with any risks to people and the environment.
Lord Chris Smith, the head of the new industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas, yesterday urged the government to be open about all the information it had on fracking.
MPs are being urged to demand the full release of a redacted government report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
Two Sussex MPs have tabled amendments to remove all the clauses on fracking and oil and gas drilling from the Infrastructure Bill.