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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Methane Leakages (30 Apr 2019)

Patrick Grady: There is no fracking in Scotland, there has been no fracking in Scotland and, under the SNP, there will be no fracking in Scotland. If we going to be serious about the climate emergency, there should not be fracking anywhere in the United Kingdom, so will the UK finally follow Scotland’s lead and rule out fracking on these islands?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Onshore Unconventional Oil and Gas Policy (3 Oct 2019)

Gil Paterson: Recognising that the licensing of fracking was previously a reserved matter, when the Liberal Democrats pushed through fracking licensing, and that the member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire, which my constituency is part of, received £14,000 from a director of a fracking company, does the minister agree that Jo Swinson, who professes to be against fracking but actually voted for it,...

Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission (12 Sep 2018)

Dennis Skinner: As the hon. Gentleman probably knows, people from Mosborough were on the march that we had in Bolsover. We approach fracking in a different way from what he has described today. It is no wonder that the richest man in Britain, the head of INEOS, who has 60% of the shares, is very much into fracking. He is fracking in our area and he is fracking in the North East Derbyshire area. People from...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (3 Mar 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos says that he has had private assurances from the Government that the SNP is not against fracking. He says that the Government “are being quite clear. What they’ve said to us is they’re not against fracking.” What does he know that we do not? Freedom of information requests show that her environment agency and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts and Leisure: Fracking: Fish Stocks (8 May 2012)

Carál Ní Chuilín: It was hard to flick through that very quickly. I have great concerns about the potential impact of fracking on the natural environment and habitats. I have ensured that DCAL’s inland fisheries group is notified of all hydraulic fracking applications as part of the consultation process. All hydraulic fracking applications — I will just call it fracking — are submitted to the Department...

Scottish Parliament: Fracking Ban (5 Oct 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: The ban on new nuclear energy in Scotland is done through planning powers and that is exactly what we are proposing for the ban on fracking. Let me be clear, because to some ears, it will sound as if some members are dancing on the head of a pin: fracking is being banned in Scotland—end of story. There will be no fracking in Scotland, and that position could not be clearer. Members will...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (1 Jun 2016)

Elaine Smith: It is not logical to look at something if we have no intention of doing it. It is interesting that a motion calling for an outright ban on fracking did not get through at the SNP’s spring conference. That adds to the concerns about what side the SNP is on: that of big business or that of communities. There is a particular concern that, now that the election is over, the moratorium will...

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (24 Oct 2017)

Colin Beattie: ...was to study whether it was possible to reduce the hazard of induced seismicity, or man-made earthquakes, created through hydraulic fracturing. At that time, human-induced earthquakes due to fracking were plaguing large areas in the United States, and scientists were examining whether by changing the variables they could control or stop them. The scientists were trying to control the...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Shale Gas (30 Jun 2015)

Alan Whitehead: ...and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on obtaining this debate. It is important because it goes to the heart of the distinction between what it is to drill an exploratory well and what it is to have a fracking industry in any particular part of the country. He clearly set out the safeguards that are needed as an absolute baseline for any fracking at all to take place, as well as the cumulative...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Fracking (25 Jan 2018)

Caroline Spelman: All oil and gas deposits in the UK are owned by the Crown. There are no plans for the Church Commissioners to use its land or mineral rights for the purpose of fracking. As a policy, The Church Commissioners do not seek applications for seismic drilling/exploration and fracking. Allowing seismic testing/exploratory drilling does not imply approval of fracking, litigation risks arise for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (13 Nov 2012)

Alex Attwood: In the near future and before Christmas, I will make an oral statement to the House.  It is time to take stock of where we are with fracking from the Department of the Environment's point of view.  Part of that statement will outline where the research is in respect of fracking.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency has two strands of work ongoing.  We must be mindful that in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Deep Geothermal Energy (6 Oct 2014)

Steven Agnew: I thank the Member for giving way, and I have a couple of questions for him.  You do not release radon; you bring it to the surface, which fracking has the potential to do but geothermal does not.  No water is produced, unlike in fracking, so that is another difference.  Does the Member accept that there are two types of geothermal energy?  There are the enhanced geothermal systems that...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Backbench business — UK Shale Gas (18 Jul 2013)

Alan Whitehead: I am sorry, but I cannot give way any more or I would lose the rest of my time. The other question is what happens with those large amounts of wells in terms of the fracking process? That process involves the use of between 2 million and 7 million gallons of water, and 5,000 gallons of chemicals, per frack; whether we know what is in the chemicals or not, that is the sort of amount of...

Shale Gas Development (31 Oct 2018)

Jared O'Mara: Fracking is one of the No. 1 issues that my constituents email me about. That is why I am here speaking today. I receive more emails on it than on Brexit and the tree-felling programme in Sheffield, which is another environmental issue. One person said: “I asked myself, ‘would I let my family live in a community with fracking?’ The answer is no. I therefore cannot recommend anyone...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (10 Nov 2014)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 115B, 115C and 123, which also stand in my name and are grouped with Amendment 114. First of all, could I say a word about the whole issue of fracking? Noble Lords will be aware that when this Bill was given its Second Reading there was no reference to the provision it now makes in relation to fracking. When we first started in Committee, there was no...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (29 May 2018)

Louise Haigh: ..., with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 17 May 2018, HCWS 690 on Energy Policy, what representations he has received from (a) organisations, (b) businesses and (c) individuals on fracking; which applications for exploratory fracking informed that statement; if he will publish the evidential basis for the statement that fracking will support jobs and the local economy; and...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget (26 Jan 2015)

Alan Whitehead: I rise to voice my support for new clause 19, which I believe provides a substantial series of baseline starting points for any fracking to take place. If those baselines are not in place, no fracking takes place. That is my understanding of the new clause and it seems to me to provide very substantial protection indeed. I am also concerned about the cumulation of fracking over a period. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2015)

Barry Gardiner: In the infrastructure debate, the Government promised they would safeguard our groundwater and sites of special scientific interest from the dangers of fracking. These promises have now been abandoned. The Government now permit fracking in SSSIs, and four out of five of the old water protection zones are no longer frack-free under the new water protection areas. Was the Secretary of State...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill: Examination of Witnesses (3 Dec 2013)

Trevor Bishop: The fracking industry obviously uses fairly new technology. We have not seen a great deal of onshore oil exploration in England historically. Potentially, fracking could be many orders of magnitude greater than what we have seen historically, and a different process. We are working with the fracking industry to understand it. We have found that if fracking takes off moderately...

Hydraulic Fracturing: North East Derbyshire — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (22 Nov 2017)

Lee Rowley: I agree with the hon. Lady in terms of the importance of local communities being taken along with the country as a whole when it comes to fracking. Whatever people’s views are on fracking, there is certainly a job to be done on that. Notwithstanding all the challenges to national policy I have described, that does not mean that we should automatically default to being in favour of fracking....


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