In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Caroline Lucas asks about flood risk in drilling areas Chris Matheson asks about the methane leak in Porter Ranch, California Peers debate whether an amendment to a new bill could promote fracking in National Parks Thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on his exclusion from an anti-fracking court case Jim Cunningham on estimates of UK energy from shale gas Julie Elliott on government steps to increase UK energy self-sufficiency Alan Whitehead on a ban on fracking in sensitive areas Plus […]
Our round-up of recent research and reports on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. Please let us know if we’ve missed out a report that you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
A crowdfunded leaflet about fracking is to be reprinted after distributing 80,000 copies in a month.
Government ministers were challenged on the impacts of fracking during questions in both the House of Commons and the Lords. The pro-fracking peer, Lord Lawson, accused Lancashire County Council of trying to block shale gas development by “turning down every single application for exploratory drilling?” The chair […]
This was a bumper week for parliamentary questions about fracking. Barry Gardiner, the shadow environment minister, asked the government 24 questions.They covered: Fracking in National Parks Environmental Impact Assessments Government powers to overturn planning applications Staffing at the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive Controlling methane emissions […]
On November 4th, the House of Lords debated a report on the economic impact on UK energy policy of shale gas and oil. The report was the outcome of an enquiry by the Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee. Below are extracts of the debate in the order that the […]
Events and key dates on fracking and onshore oil and gas Saturday 18 October 2014 Is fracking safe? Talk by Ian R Crane, 7pm for 7.30, Village Hall, Pickering Road, Thornton le Dale, YO18 7LG, Details
Labour accused the government yesterday of taking a “lackadaisical” approach to regulating fracking by relying on voluntary agreements with the industry.
20th July 2014 A transcript of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Quantities of gas in the Bowland shale Shale gas and economic competitiveness Cabinet committee on development of shale gas Water treatment works capable of processing flow-back fluid Methane concentrations in ground water Costs to local […]