More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers to publish advice on the impacts of fracking on UK climate targets.
In the past few minutes, the Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of a ban on fracking.
Britain can’t afford to ignore the opportunities offered by shale gas, the MP Kevin Hollinrake told a debate in the House of Commons this morning.
Labour whips have just said that MPs have voted to allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas. They say the result was 298 in favour and 261 against, a government majority of 37. The vote approved the government’s Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015. […]
MPs have been voting on new rules that would allow fracking under National Parks and other protected areas. We’ve been collecting the names of MPs who said they voted against.
Fracking Week in Westminster returns after the summer recess with questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas
In the final week at Westminster before the parliamentary recess: Lords asked questions over changes to the planning system for fracking and community vetoes for shale gas And an MP criticised the Government for a u-turn on policy to allow fracking from Sites of Special Scientific Interest With […]
Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has accused the government of using legislative small print to hide its policy reversal on fracking in important wildlife sites. Ms Lucas said MPs had approved the Infrastructure Bill earlier this year following a promise by Amber Rudd for the […]
Two peers have urged the government to ensure the south is not treated differently from the north over exploration for shale oil and gas.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Refusals of Cuadrilla’s planning applications to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood: reports, reaction, pictures Approval of Rathlin Energy’s plan for a second […]