In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Caroline Spelman on what the Church of England said about fracking Claudia Beamish asks why a fracking ban is not in Scotland’s draft climate change bill
Local communities hold the least power in the planning process and central government and developers hold the most, according to a survey of councillors across the UK.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Tim Farron on local challenges to government fracking decisions Calum Kerr on potential threats to biodiversity Fiona Bruce on the impact of fracking on local communities Tom Blenkinsop on fracking and jobs Grant Shapps on simplified planning for shale gas Justin Madders […]
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: The Scottish Government announces a ban on underground coal gasification and progress on its consultation on fracking. Read the full statement and questions here.
20+ events this week: including Gayzer Frackman delivers a “bribe” to Downing Street, Challenging fracking through litigation and empowering communities, plus workshops, training days, deadlines, meetings, information sessions and film screenings.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster Imposing fracking on unwilling communities Fracking’s north-south divide Licence to frack in York Call for fast-track fracking Educating the public on shale gas
An exhibition of photographs taken by people concerned about the impacts of fracking goes on display today in Blackpool to coincide with the opening of the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s shale gas applications. The 34 photographs in the collection are each accompanied by a statement by the photographer reflecting […]
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
Opponents of fracking in North Yorkshire have criticised the report by the Shale Gas Task Force published this morning for not representing their views. A statement from Frack Free Ryedale said aspects of the report read like “an industry shopping list” with very little input from local communities.
Fracking will be safe for local people and the environment only if the drilling is done to the highest standard and operations are rigorously monitored and regulated, the industry-funded Shale Gas Task Force said this morning. In its second report on fracking, the Task Force highlighted “four essential […]