A small but influential group of people have changed public perception against shale gas, Cuadrilla’s commercial director told a committee of MPs this afternoon. Tony Carruthers blamed anti-fracking campaigners for what he called “ridiculous scaremongering” and said their propaganda had been “extraordinarily successful”.
A crowdfunded leaflet about fracking is to be reprinted after distributing 80,000 copies in a month.
A measure to take the siting of underground radioactive waste dumps out of local control came into force today after approval by only 277 of parliament’s 650 MPs. More than 300 MPs did not vote.
DrilOrDrop.com readers asked for a full list of MPs who took part in the three votes on fracking clauses during Monday’s Report Stage of the Infrastructure Bill. You can find links here to the full lists. You can also download a spreadsheet of MPs who took part in […]
Caroline Lucas accuses the government of ignoring public opinion and says Labour’s proposed extra regulations do not give the protection they claim Joan Walley says the public won’t forgive MPs for not scrutinising the bill properly John Whitehead says Labour’s proposed safeguards are essential
MPs voted on three new clauses to the Infrastructure Bill dealing with fracking and onshore drilling for oil and gas. All three clauses were rejected. But MPs accepted Labour’s clause proposing new regulations for fracking and shale gas sites without a vote. None of the other amendments submitted on […]
A committee of MPs called today for a moratorium on fracking in the UK. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) said fracking was inconsistent with the UK’s legal duties to limit global climate change.It also said fracking should be halted because of uncertainties about other risks to the environment.