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.
A new set of conditions on fracking by Labour’s energy team and a group of backbench MPs were released this morning. The House of Commons is expected to vote on them later today during discussions on the Infrastructure Bill.
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 […]
DrillOrDrop.com reviews this afternoon’s discussion of Labour amendments to clauses on fracking in the Infrastructure Bill Notification of fracking proposals Labour sought to require operators to notify people individually of drilling under their properties, reversing a government decision, which came into effect in January last year. Currently operators […]
Scotland and deep-level access The climate change minister, Amber Rudd, announced the government intended to introduce an amendment at the Report Stage of the Bill to remove Scotland from the provisions on the right to use deep level land for drilling.
The government refused this morning to publish in full a redacted report on the impact of fracking on rural communities.
The Infrastructure Bill, which includes proposals to allow oil and gas companies to drill below 300m without the permission of landowners, begins a new parliament stage next week.
The chemicals company Ineos, which runs the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant and refinery in the Firth of Forth, announced plans today to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration. The investment is dependent on Ineos being successful in its recent applications for oil and gas drilling licences. Chairman […]
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
10/2/14 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency inspections at Balcombe and other sites Monitoring methane emissions Costs of regulations Production and development licences Common liabilities fund Disposal of fluid into the Manchester Ship Canal With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 6/2/14 Question […]