In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Legislation to give the Welsh Assembly power over fracking Question on regulation of shale gas Academic funding from fracking With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts.
The head of a research programme on fracking said today there were still gaps in the UK’s shale gas regulations.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, is the speaker at a new parliamentary group on shale gas regulation, which meets next week.
A bad—tempered meeting of 250 people in the North Yorkshire market town of Malton last night questioned the need and the desirability of fracking.
Anti-drilling campaigners say they are “staggered” to discover that the UK’s first coal bed methane production site operates legally without environmental permits. They say this calls into question government statements that the regulation of the oil and gas industry is “gold standard”.
The chief executive of Cuadrilla, Francis Egan, rejected claims from a senior MP that the fracking industry was self-regulated. And he warned that nothing would get done if regulators were looking over the industry’s shoulder.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 12th December 21014 This week saw the Infrastructure Bill’s Second Reading debate in the House of Commons. A Lancashire Conservative MP voted against the Government and another warned he would […]
Within the past hour, a truck has moved the rig off Rathlin Energy’s West Newton gas exploration site in East Yorkshire. The suspension of the site comes as the company prepares to give details about proposals for a new exploration well in the Holderness area and its plans […]
The prospect of Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking sites near Blackpool is already causing fear, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance and depression among people living nearby, according to study for Lancashire County Council.
The government has dismissed concerns about the impact of fracking on health, water quality, climate change and local businesses. It also rejected criticism of conflicts of interest and a failure to take part in public debates about fracking.