Elizabeth Truss

Former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Shale Gas

Parliament has voted on whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be permitted at all, where it should be permitted, and how such operations ought be regulated.

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Elizabeth Truss consistently voted against greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

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Major votes

  • On 19 Oct 2022: Elizabeth Truss voted no on Ban on Fracking for Shale Gas Bill Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted against explicitly requiring an environmental permit for hydraulic fracturing activities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted not to ban the exploitation of unconventional petroleum for at least 18 months and not to require a review of the impact of such exploitation on climate change, the environment, the economy, and health and safety be carried out and published. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 16 Dec 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted approving definitions of “protected groundwater source areas” and “other protected areas" that prevent fracking in National Parks, the Broads, areas of outstanding natural beauty, World Heritage sites, and near points where water is abstracted for domestic and food production purposes. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Elizabeth Truss voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote

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