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 […]
Weekly update on parliamentary statements and questions on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments. This week: Government announces opening of bidding for extra money for local authorities dealing with shale oil and gas planning applications – statement Consultation opens on changes to planning laws for groundwater monitoring […]
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Infrastructure Bill gets royal assent and government accused of breaking promise on fracking conditions Wales imposes moratorium on fracking planning applications and government devolves oil […]
Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas in February and March Conferences Public meetings and debates Second reading of fracking private members bill Planning meeting on Cuadrilla’s Grange Road site in Lancashire Deadlines on planning and permit applications and appeal statements Training days Climate March
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and answers on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th December 21014 Vince Cable’s views on fracking in Ryedale Devolution of drilling powers to Wales Licensing regulation With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com