Fracking Week in Politics – week ending 8 July 2016

Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics:

  • Government statements on the Committee on Climate Change report on shale gas
  • Roger Godsiff on  local views and Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals
  • Callum McCaig on Freedom of Information and commercial sensitivity
  • Chris Matheson on “back-door” tax breaks for fracking
  • Lord Maude on speeding up exploration licence agreements

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Industry Conference on Fracking and the Environment Denies Journalist Entry

An independent fracking journalist was refused entry to an onshore oil and gas summit focused on planning and the environment held in Manchester this week.

Ruth Hayhurst, a journalist for Drill or Drop was twice denied a press pass by organisers Open Forum Events on the grounds there were none, “though they held out the prospect of a standby press pass (whatever that is)” she wrote.

 

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Fracking Week in Politics – week ending 1 July 2016

Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics from Drill or Drop:

  • Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards
  • Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology
  • Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas
  • Lord Brooke says pro-fracking lobby has “sizeable budget and many well-connected political insiders” on its payroll

 

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