Tag: water

Barry’s 20+ questions: Fracking Week in Westminster w/e 6/2/15

This was a bumper week for parliamentary questions about fracking. Barry Gardiner, the shadow environment minister, asked the government 24 questions.They covered: Fracking in National Parks Environmental Impact Assessments Government powers to overturn planning applications Staffing at the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive Controlling methane emissions […]

Autumn fracking report round-up

A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]

Britain blocks EU legally-binding regulations on fracking – Guardian

The Guardian reported that Britain has defeated European Union attempts to set legally binding environmental regulations for the shale gas industry. According to the paper, David Cameron has led intense lobbying against the proposals, arguing that existing rules are strict enough to keep fracking safe and that new rules would delay investment and increase […]