Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Government statements on the Committee on Climate Change report on shale gas Roger Godsiff on local views and Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals Callum McCaig on Freedom of Information and commercial sensitivity Chris Matheson on “back-door” tax breaks for fracking Lord Maude on speeding up […]
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas Lord Brooke […]
The government has ruled out national limits on the number of fracking sites in shale gas areas. It has also refused to set a minimum distance between wells and homes.
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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 […]
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster: the government says community involvement in fracking planning applications remains paramount.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster Imposing fracking on unwilling communities Fracking’s north-south divide Licence to frack in York Call for fast-track fracking Educating the public on shale gas
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Call for ban on fracking in ancient woodlands Government denies new law would allow “backdoor fracking” in National Parks Fylde MP questions government over Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals Private Members’ Bill on fracking regulation Fracking and TTIP Fracking and the Housing and […]
The local government minister, James Wharton, denied yesterday afternoon that new legislation would allow fracking in national parks.
The government announced yesterday that Blackpool would become a centre of excellence for the energy sector. At the same time, a campaigner from the town invited the Prime Minister to explain the need for a shale gas industry in the area.