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.
The Times reports (9/1/14) the Government is prepared to give communities near fracking sites a bigger share of the proceeds, following pressure from backbench Conservative MPs. The paper said ministers are willing to reconsider the present proposals for community benefits which would give local groups 1 per cent […]