Tag: Westminster

Fracking Week in Westminster w/e 29th May 2015

Fracking Week In Westminster resumes after a break for the election campaign. This weekly report, usually posted on Fridays, includes transcripts of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. This week: Extracts from The Queen’s speech MPs’ responses to the Speech […]

Fracking Week in Westminster w/e 6/3/15

Weekly update on parliamentary statements and questions on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments. This week: Government announces opening of bidding for extra money for local authorities dealing with shale oil and gas planning applications – statement Consultation opens on changes to planning laws for groundwater monitoring […]

Fracking Week in Westminster w/e 27/2/15

Find out how ministers replied to parliamentary questions on: How much notice and publicity is needed for hydraulic fracturing operations Who regulates any induced seismicity caused by fracking What drilling companies have told ministers about self-regulation Whether DECC applies the precautionary principle to fracking licences Whether monitoring for […]

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 […]

Drilling diary – Jan/Feb 2015

Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas Westminster rally against oil and gas clauses in the Infrastructure Bill Report stage of Infrastructure Bill Lancashire County Council planning meeting on Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Fylde Rallies against Cuadrilla’s Fylde applications No Fracking Falkirk rally and more