2016 saw the first approvals for high volume hydraulic fracturing in the UK since fracking caused small earthquakes in Lancashire in 2011.
Labour’s former energy spokesperson, Caroline Flint, has urged the government to spend money from the proposed shale wealth fund on insulating UK homes.
This week’s diary features a legal challenge in the High Court in London by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth against the approval of planning permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Also five community meetings, two meet-the-regulator events, a fundraiser, a consultation deadline […]
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Jim McMahon on landowners’ rights and fracking Caroline Flint on using the shale wealth fund for energy efficiency Scottish Parliament on post-Brexit impacts on the environment and trade deals
A retired bishop who lives half a mile from Third Energy’s approved fracking site in North Yorkshire told a parliamentary group yesterday that community benefits would not compensate his village for the impacts of fracking.
People have 11 weeks to comment on government proposals for payments from a shale wealth fund in a consultation which opened today.
In this Fracking Week in Politics: Julie Cooper on the Shale Wealth Fund and the Northern Power House Michelle Donelan on community consultation and protection for historic towns Jim Shannon on buffer zones around shale sites Debates on fracking and the UK steel industry Amendments on fracking in […]