From today our weekly political digest has a new name to mark the addition of questions and debate from the Scottish Parliament and the Irish and Welsh Assemblies. In the first Fracking Week in Politics: Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron on community veto for fracking plans Lancashire drilling […]
10 year old Joshua Mae read out a letter to David Cameron at the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans, urging the Prime Minister to stop fracking. Joshua pleaded with Mr Cameron: “Don’t do bad things to our home”. And he asked the Prime Minister when he […]
On the eve of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas plans, the Oscar nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo, has urged the Prime Minister to ban fracking in the UK. In an interview with the campaign group, Friends of the Earth, the US actor said David Cameron was […]
The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, today urged David Cameron not to overrule the local refusal of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans in Lancashire. Anything that prevented local communities from rejecting fracking would be “fundamentally undemocratic”, she said.
MPs are being urged to demand the full release of a redacted government report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
A Conservative backbencher has challenged the Prime Minster to change the regulations that allow fracking companies to self-monitor their operations.
205 anti-fracking groups called for a ban on fracking in a letter delivered to 10 Downing Street this afternoon. Details Our map shows that most of these groups are based where there are Petroleum Exploration and Development Licenses and where oil and gas drilling is proposed or underway. […]
205 anti-fracking groups from across the UK have signed a letter to David Cameron calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing.
17th April 2014 The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, vowed to continue her campaign to end fracking after her acquittal on public order and obstruction charges arising from last summer’s protests at Balcombe.
1st April 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions and statements on the discussions about shale gas at the European Council and Nuclear Security Summit. With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 26/3/14 Statement to the House of Commons by David Cameron The Council agreed to encourage that by doing more to […]