There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Posts Tagged: fracking
The Government’s combination of pro-shale rhetoric and highly restrictive regulation could almost be calculated to please nobody.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
We have a civic duty to uphold and defend our collective natural inheritance. The planning system is not flawless but it has an important role.
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.
Will Labour MPs really vote down decentralising more power to councils?
The way British politics and planning mix tends to push infrastructure decisions into the long grass.
Our residents remember the promise: “No ifs, no buts, no third runway at Heathrow”.
A distinct, centre-right approach to green issues is an overdue addition to the Conservative arsenal, but the Energy Secretary has made a start.
I’ve been to “Frackistan” and seen the American industry in action. We have nothing to fear.
Will oil prices rebound? I wouldn’t bet my house on it, but western governments shouldn’t take the current fall for granted.
Thanks to ministerial high-handedness, local people are about as well disposed to fracking as the average landless peasant was to the Enclosure Acts
Paterson’s sacking is a mistake. But he is now free to push climate scepticism and Brexit from the backbenches
I cannot think his replacement will be so determined to reduce environmental red tape and Europe’s influence on countryside matters.
The vast majority of concerns are either false or can be addressed by competent regulation.
Stamping oil and gas wells all over the British countryside is going to lose votes – and for what gain?