Ministers revealed this week that ambulances were called six times to incidents at or near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in July and that government departments discuss anti-fracking protests.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Labour MPs question the Energy Minister on fracking policy, regulation and staffing. Plus parliamentary questions and speeches on fracking impacts, the Conservative manifesto and opposition to shale gas.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament, new Derbyshire MP backs local opposition to INEOS shale drilling plans and ministers are quizzed on risks to groundwater, liability of shale gas companies, staffing of regulators and the government’s shale gas team and the Government’s assessment of the Medact report.
DrillOrDrop’s weekly digest from the UK’s parliaments returns after the local and the general elections with peers quizzing the government on its shale gas policy.
In this week’s listings Public meetings in Fylde and information day for councillors Parliamentary questions on energy Industry training workshops No fracking bike ride in North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire Meetings in Derbyshire, Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Gloucestershire
Campaigners said more than 40,000 people have called for a ban on fracking in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation which closes just before midnight tonight.
The government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new research. It suggests that ministers may even have breached their code of conduct by giving MPs inaccurate information.