Fracking Week in Parliament. What is the government doing to determine whether there’s any evidence that Russia has issued fake news to discredit the UK fracking industry? This question was put to ministers by the former Conservative Home Office Minister, David Maclean.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Mark Menzies calls for unannounced inspections of Cuadrilla’s newly approved Lancashire shale gas site Roger Godsiff urges government to take into account greenhouse gas levels before overturning local authority decisions on fracking And peers welcome new fracking powers for Wales
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 […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Staff costs of regulating fracking Jobs and energy from shale gas Progress of a Private Member’s Bill on fracking regulation Questions on Scottish meetings with fracking companies
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Waste water re-injection and earthquakes The Green Investment Bank and funding for shale gas Government energy policy and fracking
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 Chris Matheson on chemical leaks and fracking in the countryside Alex Cunningham on licence block boundaries Baroness Featherstone on Government support for fracking Role of shale gas to tackling fuel poverty Community veto for fracking plans Nuclear and shale gas versus renewables
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: The basis of government claims about revenue and jobs generated by shale gas Fracking on the northern coast of Northern Ireland The impact of shale gas on UK carbon budgets Energy minister’s inconvenient truth for anti-fracking protesters Unconventional gas in Wales Thanks […]
In the final week at Westminster before the parliamentary recess: Lords asked questions over changes to the planning system for fracking and community vetoes for shale gas And an MP criticised the Government for a u-turn on policy to allow fracking from Sites of Special Scientific Interest With […]
Two peers have urged the government to ensure the south is not treated differently from the north over exploration for shale oil and gas.