The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has refused to renew a lease of land for oil drilling in Surrey because of the damage it could do to ancient woodland.
Government feared anti-fracking campaigners would use unredacted shale gas report to undermine policy
The Government resisted releasing a full version of its shale gas impacts report because it was concerned about the effect it would have on fracking decisions in Lancashire and proposed changes to the trespass law.
Yesterday the government published an uncensored report on the impacts of shale gas development on rural areas. The document had first been published 11 months ago with more than 60 sections blanked out. But llast month, the Information Commissioner gave Defra, which commissioned the report 30 days to […]
The government has finally released the full report on the impact of shale gas drilling on the rural economy – 11 months after first publishing a heavily redacted version. The full report, commissioned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, details the negative impacts of shale […]
The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department of Environment to release its full report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
Lancashire county councillors have called unanimously on the Government to publish the full version of a report about the potential impact of a shale gas industry on the rural economy.
This week the Infrastructure Bill, with its clauses on fracking, became an act. Click here for our report on the House of Lords debate on fracking amendments, the final House of Commons vote and details on what’s in the bill and reaction During the week, there were also reples […]
The government refused this morning to publish in full a redacted report on the impact of fracking on rural communities.
MPs are being urged to demand the full release of a redacted government report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
Concerns inevitable but regulation will make fracking safe, MPs told The new environment secretary, Elizabeth Truss, told MPs this afternoon that people could have confidence in fracking because, with proper regulation, it was safe and had a low impact on the environment.