A small but influential group of people have changed public perception against shale gas, Cuadrilla’s commercial director told a committee of MPs this afternoon. Tony Carruthers blamed anti-fracking campaigners for what he called “ridiculous scaremongering” and said their propaganda had been “extraordinarily successful”.
Eighteen leading UK doctors and medical academics have called for a ban on fracking.
The out-going chair of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee urged the next government to challenge opposition to fracking.
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).
UK government policy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is unachievable, according to a leading figure in the fracking industry.
Alex Kirby, of the Climate News Network, reports on a new study which warns that fracking will not rescue us from climate change because increased production of gas and rising demand for it will result in higher, not lower emissions. The argument that fracking can help to reduce […]
Labour accused the government yesterday of taking a “lackadaisical” approach to regulating fracking by relying on voluntary agreements with the industry.
28th June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon says shale gas emissions likely to be lower than those from imported LNG or European gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.
20th May 2014 The British shale industry was warned yesterday to learn from Australia and to not rush into fracking without a proper public debate.