Fracking Week in Parliament 6-10 November 2017. The Green Party’s MP, Caroline Lucas, pressed ministers this week on whether Third Energy’s plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton had passed tests required by the regulators.
Just one in seven women would be happy about living within five miles of a fracking site, according to a new opinion poll.
The Lib Dems became the second party in two days to publish a manifesto with an anti-fracking pledge.
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 Conservative MP for the area where Cuadrilla wants to frack in Lancashire asked the most parliamentary questions about shale gas and fracking in 2016.
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Government statements on the Committee on Climate Change report on shale gas Roger Godsiff on local views and Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals Callum McCaig on Freedom of Information and commercial sensitivity Chris Matheson on “back-door” tax breaks for fracking Lord Maude on speeding up […]
Fracking Week in Politics is back with: Mark Williams on environmental impact assessments for fracking Cat Smith on the impact of fracking on coastal tourism Murdo Fraser and Liam Kerr on jobs from fracking in Scotland Links to our reports on key debates in the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland […]