Local authorities lack competence to deal with important issues in shale gas planning applications, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey.
A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 14th November 2014 This week saw a big day for the Infrastructure Bill – see our special report Also questions on: Safety of fracking Ratio of energy needed for extraction […]
Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Fracking safety Labour amendments to Infrastructure Bill Public information about fracking Tax revenues With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
On Tuesday November 5th, the heads of two fracking companies gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. They were asked about safety, public opinion, regulation, delays and the potential value of the fracking industry. Find out the key points of what they said and read […]
George Osborne says he doesn’t want Britain to be left on the sidelines over fracking because protestors fear it will harm the environment. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Chancellor told a Thomson Reuters event in London “Of course there are proper environmental regulations there to protect local communities, […]
The chair of the Environment Agency, Chris Smith, has assured a Sussex MP that local water will be protected from any pollution caused by fracking at Balcombe or beyond. Lord Smith was responding to concerns raised by Lewes MP, Norman Baker, about the potential expansion of fracking across […]