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 […]
A Labour member of the House of Lords has accused the government of weakening the law protecting National Parks through its regulations on fracking.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Questions from Jim Cunningham and Lord Young on the role of shale gas in UK energy Lisa Nandy and Jonathan Reynolds accuse the government of confusion on fracking in National Parks Ben Howlett calls for protection from fracking for Bath’s spa water
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.
Keep checking for live updates on the House of Commons 2nd Delegated Legislation Committee as it discusses regulations on fracking. About 40 MPs, including 18 members of the committee, are attending the hearing. For more details and membership of the committee click here
Our digest of July’s daily headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Reaction to refusal of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications, including company announcement of appeals Government announces exclusion zones for fracking. Criticism over no ban on fracking […]
This was a bumper week for parliamentary questions about fracking. Barry Gardiner, the shadow environment minister, asked the government 24 questions.They covered: Fracking in National Parks Environmental Impact Assessments Government powers to overturn planning applications Staffing at the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive Controlling methane emissions […]
The government has weakened proposals designed to ban fracking from special landscape and wildlife areas and drinking water catchments, according to campaigners. Other controls on fracking agreed by MPs have also been watered down. New amendments to the Infrastructure Bill published today and yesterday leave it to […]
Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Drilling in National Parks Redacted reports Shale gas and the heavy industry Coal gasificaton With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com