The Conservative Party has been accused of using a fracking ‘ban’ as an ‘election ploy’ after admitting the suspension may only be temporary. The Government is facing growing calls for a permanent ban, as Labour raised concerns the apparent U-turn was only a part time measure in the run up to the election next month. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said in a radio interview today she was ‘disappointed’ by the move, describing it as a “moratorium” rather than any kind of permanent restriction. The about face came after research from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) raised concerns over the ability to predict fracking-linked earthquakes.
Mirror 2nd Nov 2019 read more »
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Drill or Drop 9th Nov 2019 read more »