A set of conditions on fracking, proposed by Labour and adopted by the Government a fortnight ago, has been rejected by the House of Lords without a vote.
MPs voted on three new clauses to the Infrastructure Bill dealing with fracking and onshore drilling for oil and gas. All three clauses were rejected. But MPs accepted Labour’s clause proposing new regulations for fracking and shale gas sites without a vote. None of the other amendments submitted on […]
The government bans fracking outright in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty The government accepts Labour’s new clauses which has 13 measures to increase regulation on fracking
A committee of MPs called today for a moratorium on fracking in the UK. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) said fracking was inconsistent with the UK’s legal duties to limit global climate change.It also said fracking should be halted because of uncertainties about other risks to the environment.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 23rd January 2015 This week The effects of fracking on rural communities Shale gas developments in Northamptonshire New bill on regulating fracking Redacted government report on impacts of fracking Fracking […]
Two groups of MPs from five political parties will call for a moratorium on fracking when the Infrastructure Bill is debated on Monday (January 26th).
The councillors who will decide next week on Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Lancashire have been named. The 15-member committee will meet on Wednesday 28th January to decide on the application for the Preston New Road site. The decision on the Roseacre Wood site will be made on […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 16th January 2015 This week Committee stage of the Infrastructure Bill discussed amendments on fracking Three calls for full publication of a redacted report on impacts of fracking on rural […]
The Environment Agency’s top staff on fracking told MPs yesterday they were confident that current regulations were good enough to deal with any risks to people and the environment.
Sixty pieces of evidence have been submitted to a parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Most accepted there were risks, about three-quarters questioned whether they could be dealt with adequately and about a third called for a complete or partial ban on fracking.