In this week’s listings: Launch of Frack Free United lobby group against the fracking industry Two exhibitions about industrial sand extraction in Cheshire European Parliament vote Continuing protests at Preston New Road, Lancashire Plus deadlines, meetings, presentations and film screening
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: The Scottish Government, fracking and INEOS shipments Lobbying for shale gas in the European Commission
Euro-MPs voted last week to urge member states not to allow any new hydraulic fracturing operations.
An anti-fracking campaigner from Lancashire is taking his message to the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels today after walking for 14 days from London.
Pro-fracking UKIP predicted to top Euro election poll – but anti-fracking Greens see surge in support
22nd May 20014 The latest opinion survey suggests UKIP will top the polls in Britain in today’s elections to the European Parliament. Research by YouGov conducted last night predicted that UKIP, the strongly pro-fracking party, would win 27% of the vote, giving it 21-23 seats. The party currently […]
Last week, the European Parliament voted by 354 votes to 300 to extend compulsory Environmental Impact Assessments to hydraulic fracturing operations. The vote among UK MEPs was 29 in favour and 32 against. 8 UK MEPs were absent and 4 didn’t vote. Most […]
The European Parliament has voted to make environmental impact assessments compulsory before fracking can go ahead. Under the current Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, many shale gas projects have avoided the need for an EIA because they extract less than 500,000 cubic metres a day. MEPs, who are reviewing the directive, […]