Fracking Week in Parliament The government dismissed another call this week for an update of the review of research on the health impacts of shale gas extraction.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the Government to reconsider its decision to contribute only 20% of the cost so far in policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs asked ministers yesterday when the Government would make decisions on fracking at Third Energy’s KM8 well in North Yorkshire and funding for policing protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool
Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs have questioned ministers in three departments over plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
The Government has confirmed it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire.
In this week’s listings: energy ministers questioned by parliamentary select committee, plus performances, presentations, meetings, film screenings and four events near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
In the first Fracking Week in Parliament of 2017, MPs question the climate change minister over whether the Green Investment Bank will be allowed to fund fracking.
The climate change minister, Nick Hurd, said the UK owed it to future generations to find out whether it could produce shale gas.