The Infrastructure Bill, which included measures to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill under private land, received its royal assent this morning. Last night, in the final debate, MPs passed a set of conditions on fracking which many believed had been watered down by […]
Five Conservative MPs defied the Government in a vote this evening on fracking conditions in the Infrastructure Bill.
In the past hour, the government won the vote on its new conditions for fracking, during a debate on the Infrastructure Bill. The result was 257 to 203 in favour of the conditions, first put forward by ministers in the House of Lords on Monday.
A new set of conditions on fracking by Labour’s energy team and a group of backbench MPs were released this morning. The House of Commons is expected to vote on them later today during discussions on the Infrastructure Bill.
Friends of the Earth is accusing the government of a “dirty water u-turn” over fracking conditions.
Transcripts and reports of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 30th January 2015 This week Vote on fracking moratorium in the Report stage of the Infrastructure Bill Publication of MPs report on fracking risks Questions on Shale gas […]
Yesterday (26/1/15) MPs voted on fracking in parliament for the first time. They discussed clauses to ban, temporarily halt and control fracking during the Report Stage of the Infrastructure Bill. The Bill includes Government measures to give companies a right to drill or leave substances underground without the […]
Energy minister says shale gas is an exciting opportunity for the UK Caroline Lucas urges government to publish unredacted report on shale gas impacts on rural economies MPs criticise shortage of time for debate
Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas Westminster rally against oil and gas clauses in the Infrastructure Bill Report stage of Infrastructure Bill Lancashire County Council planning meeting on Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Fylde Rallies against Cuadrilla’s Fylde applications No Fracking Falkirk rally and more
Sixty pieces of evidence have been submitted to a parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Most accepted there were risks, about three-quarters questioned whether they could be dealt with adequately and about a third called for a complete or partial ban on fracking.