Nick Grealy – who wants to frack shale under London – gives his views on the anti-fracking movement, the shale industry, the 14th licencing round and attractions of London
When is a frack not a frack? According to the Infrastructure Act, when it uses 999.99 cubic metres of fluid. Add one more cubic centimetre and under the new law it is a frack.
This week the Infrastructure Bill, with its clauses on fracking, became an act. Click here for our report on the House of Lords debate on fracking amendments, the final House of Commons vote and details on what’s in the bill and reaction During the week, there were also reples […]
The government had regular contact over a period of five months with Lancashire County Council about Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in the Fylde, according to a parliamentary answer published this week.
The Infrastructure Bill, which included measures to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill under private land, received its royal assent this morning. Last night, in the final debate, MPs passed a set of conditions on fracking which many believed had been watered down by […]
Friends of the Earth is accusing the government of a “dirty water u-turn” over fracking conditions.
Two contrasting speeches from yesterday’s House of Lords debate on fracking which focus on the financial benefits and threats of shale gas.
A set of conditions on fracking, proposed by Labour and adopted by the Government a fortnight ago, has been rejected by the House of Lords without a vote.
The government has weakened proposals designed to ban fracking from special landscape and wildlife areas and drinking water catchments, according to campaigners. Other controls on fracking agreed by MPs have also been watered down. New amendments to the Infrastructure Bill published today and yesterday leave it to […]
Shale found at the Horse Hill well in Surrey is a world class source rock for oil, according to the new chief executive of the UK Oil and Gas, the company behind the operation.