In this Fracking Week in Politics: Tom Pursglove on British steel and the fracking industry Antoinette Sandbach on protecting protected areas from fracking Graham Evans on threats to Frodsham Marshes Energy and climate change questions, House of Commons Fracking and Brexit Welsh responsibility for oil and gas licensing
In this Fracking Week in Politics: Cat Smith on community veto and local decision-making for fracking plans David Nuttall on protecting protected areas from shale development Peers on how “planning in principle” affects fracking Neil Findlay on Scottish government meetings with shale gas companies Sarah Boyack on cost of fracking […]
In the first Fracking Week in Westminster of 2016: How one MP fears the Housing and Planning Bill could be used to promote fracking sites Measures to ban on shale gas drill in protected areas Call for a bespoke regulatory regime and independent monitoring for shale gas sites […]
When is a frack not a frack? And why are some protected areas more protected than others? This post looks at the inconsistencies of some of the rules on fracking.
The government has rejected arguments for a moratorium on fracking and stricter regulation made by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee.
The government has weakened proposals designed to ban fracking from special landscape and wildlife areas and drinking water catchments, according to campaigners. Other controls on fracking agreed by MPs have also been watered down. New amendments to the Infrastructure Bill published today and yesterday leave it to […]