The government has defended plans to introduce standard environmental permits for some oil and gas drilling operations. But anti-drilling campaigners spent the weekend preparing objections to the plans, which many regard as “one size fits all self-regulation”. One group said regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry […]
Transcripts and reports of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and onshore oil and gas for the two weeks ending 12 June 2015 Public opposition to fracking outweighs support Green MP calls on Labour to leave fossil fuels in the ground Gas versus renewables in bid to […]
Eighteen leading UK doctors and medical academics have called for a ban on fracking.
Geologists attending a shale conference were warned not to be rude or patronising about the public.
A Conservative backbencher has challenged the Prime Minster to change the regulations that allow fracking companies to self-monitor their operations.
12th August 2014 The latest government survey of public attitudes to fracking has shown a fall in support. The Public Attitudes Tracker, commissioned by Department of Energy and Climate Change and published today, reveals under a quarter of respondents supported shale gas extraction.
7/2/14 Less than a third of people support fracking for shale gas, according to the latest survey of public attitudes commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Just 27 per cent of the 2,110 people surveyed said they supported “extracting shale gas to generate the UK’s […]