Fracking Week in Westminster returns after the summer recess with questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas
A pro-fracking newspaper column by Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary, Bernard Ingham, has provoked an angry reaction from people in Yorkshire.
Two peers have urged the government to ensure the south is not treated differently from the north over exploration for shale oil and gas.
Three Lancashire MPs – Mark Menzies, Mark Hendrick and Cat Smith – questioned ministers on key fracking issues this week. Read the transcripts of their questions, the government’s answers and other parliamentary business on: Steps to reduce seismic activity Monitoring of abandoned shale gas wells Flaring at shale […]
Less than 24 hours after councillors refused Cuadrilla’s application to frack in Lancashire, MPs called for multiple new conditions on the process. In a debate this morning, they argued for buffer zones between sites, water and waste recycling, apprenticeships, blight compensation, independent monitoring, bans on fracking in National […]
Fracking Week In Westminster resumes after a break for the election campaign. This weekly report, usually posted on Fridays, includes transcripts of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. This week: Extracts from The Queen’s speech MPs’ responses to the Speech […]
Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas in February and March Three conferences Public meetings and debates Divestment talks Second reading of fracking private members bill Planning meeting on Dart’s Dudleston application End of consultation for Rathlin Energy application for West Newton B plans Film screeings […]
Both sides in the fracking debate are lobbying hard as they go into a crucial week. Growing numbers of MPs are backing calls for a moratorium ahead of the first vote on fracking by the House of Commons. Cuadrilla is offering to spend millions to get its planning […]
Seven people with an interest and expertise in fracking debated the question Should fracking be allowed in Britain? in front of an audience of around 200 people at Canterbury Christ Church University. Each of the panelists spoke for about seven minutes and then answered questions from the audience. […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 14th November 2014 This week saw a big day for the Infrastructure Bill – see our special report Also questions on: Safety of fracking Ratio of energy needed for extraction […]