Politicians have asked ministers about new fracking licences, the role of shale gas in UK energy and potential conflicts of interest for climate advisors.
In this final Fracking Week in Parliament for 2016: Baroness Jones and Lord Greaves challenge the government on fracking and counter-terrorism strategy Cat Smith says forcing fracking in Lancashire is the end of democracy
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Fracking sand Shale gas and health Gas field earthquakes Scottish government fracking policy
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 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 […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th June 2015. Post-abandonment monitoring Waste water treatment Fracking revenues for Lancashire Exploration licences and planning approval With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
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 government had regular contact over a period of five months with Lancashire County Council about Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in the Fylde, according to a parliamentary answer published this week.