Fracking: Ryedale

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 115005, on Fracking: Ryedale, if he will make it his Department's policy not to approve fracking at KM8 Ryedale while the Environment Agency investigations into (a) the type and volume of chemicals that have been put down KM3 and (b) whether those chemicals have caused fractures are ongoing.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 January, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has informed Parliament and the Oil and Gas Authority of the current state of the process, which is still ongoing. The Department will respond further, as appropriate, in due course.

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