The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department of Environment to release its full report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
The government cannot be trusted to regulate shale gas, according to more than 40% of people surveyed by Cardiff University. Just over 20% were confident that the government would do an adequate job.The rest didn’t know.
The government has instructed local councils and the police to do more to stop protest camps, including those against oil and gas operations.
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 […]
The Energy Minister, Matthew Hancock, has insisted UK shale gas is already strongly regulated, in response to a call for independent scrutiny of the industry.
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.
Friends of the Earth is accusing the government of a “dirty water u-turn” over fracking conditions.
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 […]
The government has weakened proposals designed to ban fracking from special landscape and wildlife areas and drinking water catchments, according to campaigners. Other controls on fracking agreed by MPs have also been watered down. New amendments to the Infrastructure Bill published today and yesterday leave it to […]
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world including: The progress of the Infrastructure Bill The outcome of the judicial review of Cuadrilla’s planning permission at Balcombe Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in the Fylde […]