In this Fracking Week in Politics: Cat Smith on community veto and local decision-making for fracking plans David Nuttall on protecting protected areas from shale development Peers on how “planning in principle” affects fracking Neil Findlay on Scottish government meetings with shale gas companies Sarah Boyack on cost of fracking […]
From today our weekly political digest has a new name to mark the addition of questions and debate from the Scottish Parliament and the Irish and Welsh Assemblies. In the first Fracking Week in Politics: Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron on community veto for fracking plans Lancashire drilling […]
Scotland’s SNP Government announced a moratorium this afternoon on the granting of planning permissions for all unconventional oil and gas developments, including fracking.
Environmental campaigners and Scotland’s energy minister have criticised the government for ignoring opposition and going ahead with plans to change the trespass laws in favour of shale gas drilling. An industry group said the decision would pave the way for shale gas development in the UK.