Updated list of key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas in March Climate March and anti-fracking demonstrations Deadline for comments on drilling plans Decision on West Newton-B well in East Yorkshire Consultation meetings and deadlines Conferences Training Private Members’ bills
Find out how ministers replied to parliamentary questions on: How much notice and publicity is needed for hydraulic fracturing operations Who regulates any induced seismicity caused by fracking What drilling companies have told ministers about self-regulation Whether DECC applies the precautionary principle to fracking licences Whether monitoring for […]
In the past hour, the government won the vote on its new conditions for fracking, during a debate on the Infrastructure Bill. The result was 257 to 203 in favour of the conditions, first put forward by ministers in the House of Lords on Monday.
Support for shale gas has fallen to 24%, the joint lowest level recorded so far in a quarterly survey of public attitudes by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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.