Transcripts and reports of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 30th January 2015 This week Vote on fracking moratorium in the Report stage of the Infrastructure Bill Publication of MPs report on fracking risks Questions on Shale gas […]
Caroline Lucas accuses the government of ignoring public opinion and says Labour’s proposed extra regulations do not give the protection they claim Joan Walley says the public won’t forgive MPs for not scrutinising the bill properly John Whitehead says Labour’s proposed safeguards are essential
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.
The government refused this morning to publish in full a redacted report on the impact of fracking on rural communities.
A councillor for residents in the Fylde area of Lancashire, where Cuadrilla wants to frack, has called on the government to bring in tougher regulation for the shale gas industry before operations begin.
Opposition to shale gas has overtaken support for the first time in an ongoing government study of public attitudes. The latest research in the Tracker survey, published today, found 27% of those questioned opposed shale gas, compared with 26% who supported.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 31st October 2014 Costs of the 14th licensing round Number of objections to fracking With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com
The government is going ahead with plans to change the trespass law to give underground access to oil and gas drilling companies, despite more than 40,000 objections.
Researchers behind Nottingham University’s long-running survey of public attitudes to shale gas extraction say the turn against fracking after the Balcombe protests has bottomed-out – but deep-seated unease about fracking remains.
Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Drilling in National Parks Redacted reports Shale gas and the heavy industry Coal gasificaton With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com