A judge in Manchester said the failure of prosecutors to provide a barrister for an on-going case involving the IGas drilling site at Barton Moss was “inexcusable” and “unacceptable”.
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 […]
Two Sussex MPs have tabled amendments to remove all the clauses on fracking and oil and gas drilling from the Infrastructure Bill.
The clauses in the Infrastructure Bill dealing with fracking and rights to drill under private land are likely to be considered towards the end of the Committee Stage of the legislation.
Environmental campaigners and Scotland’s energy minister have criticised the government for ignoring opposition and going ahead with plans to change the trespass laws in favour of shale gas drilling. An industry group said the decision would pave the way for shale gas development in the UK.
The government is going ahead with plans to change the trespass law to give underground access to oil and gas drilling companies, despite more than 40,000 objections.
7th June 2014 MPs wanted to talk about fracking and shale gas this week. The issue came up during the debate on the Queen’s Speech on June 4th and during discussion of the Finance Bill on June 5th. Below, with help from Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included transcripts about shale […]
7th June 2014 Below is a transcript of a written statement by Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, made on June 5th on the Government’s plans to change the trespass laws for onshore oil and gas companies. For more parliamentary discussion on shale gas and fracking this week, click: Latest Fracking […]
4th June 2014 As expected, the government included plans in this morning’s Queen’s Speech to allow fracking companies to drill under land without permission.
Government plans change to trespass rules to help fracking companies – and announces more compensation
23rd May 2014 The Government has published proposals to change the trespass laws, making access easier for fracking companies. It also announced a new compensation scheme for people affected by shale gas developments