The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
The government may relax regulations designed to prevent earthquakes caused by fracking, according to comments by the energy minister, Claire Perry.
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.
A mother from a shale gas area in Pennsylvania has urged UK politicians to learn from American mistakes and use robust planning to protect communities from fracking.
Opponents of fracking have accused a parliamentary group on shale gas regulation of being biased in favour of the industry and failing to reflect the views of communities that might be affected.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, is the speaker at a new parliamentary group on shale gas regulation, which meets next week.
The MP who represents the North Yorkshire village where Third Energy wants to carry out fracking has resigned as the vice-chair of an industry-funded parliamentary group on unconventional oil and gas.
Campaigners against fracking in the Ryedale district of Yorkshire have accused the local MP of betrayal and acting as an industry spin doctor after he announced plans for a private meeting with four leading shale gas companies. DrillOrDrop reported yesterday that the Producers’ Summit, organised by the Conservative […]
A retired bishop who lives in the North Yorkshire village where Third Energy has applied to frack has written to residents urging them to object to the plans.
Map credit: UKOGL interactive map (Blue areas are new licenced blocks within the constituency, pink areas are currently licenced) The Thirsk and Malton area of North Yorkshire could become the drilling capital of the UK following the release of new oil and gas licences. But its MP has […]