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 […]
Three Lancashire MPs – Mark Menzies, Mark Hendrick and Cat Smith – questioned ministers on key fracking issues this week. Read the transcripts of their questions, the government’s answers and other parliamentary business on: Steps to reduce seismic activity Monitoring of abandoned shale gas wells Flaring at shale […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 26th June 2015. Subsidy cut for wind but increased for fracking Community gets last say on wind but not for fracking Fracking concerns in Falkirk Fracking and the planning system Licences […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th June 2015. Post-abandonment monitoring Waste water treatment Fracking revenues for Lancashire Exploration licences and planning approval With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
George Osborne told MPs yesterday Britain would be “condemned” to higher energy bills and fewer jobs if it turned its back on fracking.
Fracking Week In Westminster resumes after a break for the election campaign. This weekly report, usually posted on Fridays, includes transcripts of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. This week: Extracts from The Queen’s speech MPs’ responses to the Speech […]
A measure to take the siting of underground radioactive waste dumps out of local control came into force today after approval by only 277 of parliament’s 650 MPs. More than 300 MPs did not vote.
Government ministers were challenged on the impacts of fracking during questions in both the House of Commons and the Lords. The pro-fracking peer, Lord Lawson, accused Lancashire County Council of trying to block shale gas development by “turning down every single application for exploratory drilling?” The chair […]