24th July 2014 Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Water use in fracking Ineos shale gas processing plans at Grangemouth With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com
5th July 2014 Transcripts of parliamentary questions about fracking and shale gas Cabinet committee on developing shale gas Simplifying regulation Fracking licences Flood risks in fracking areas Changes to the trespass laws Community benefits With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com
Climate change minister says green groups are “foolish” and “morally-disingenuous” in opposing shale gas
30th June 2014 Climate change minister Greg Barker has accused environmental groups of being “foolish” and “morally disingenuous” for opposing shale gas and fracking, but “doing little” about coal.
28th June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon says shale gas emissions likely to be lower than those from imported LNG or European gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
27th June 2014 Public Health England is standing by its conclusion that fracking has a low risk to human health if properly run and regulated. But the organisation raises concerns about the density and location of drilling and abut bore-hole integrity. It repeats that robust regulation is essential.
22nd June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon denies any cases of water contamination from fracking Value of shale gas to the economy Investment in the shale gas industry The Lords debate the Infrastructure […]
June 14th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: The Infrastructure Bill proposals to allow drilling without landowers’ consent The carbon footprint of different energy sources Gas prices Earthquakes Investment in liquified natural gas terminals Government visits to Lancashire With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
12th June 2014 In the past year, the Environment Agency has issued environmental permits for seven oil and gas drilling sites. It has also given pre-application advice for 24 more.
4th June 2014 As expected, the government included plans in this morning’s Queen’s Speech to allow fracking companies to drill under land without permission.
29th May 2014 The renewable energy company, Ecotricity, has agreed to fund legal action by a group of Balcombe residents campaigning against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration operation in the village.