Will Labour MPs really vote down decentralising more power to councils?
Posts Tagged: fracking
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?
The shale industry (and the Conservative Party) must do more to make the case
Over the past four decades or so, Labour has suffered a remarkable decline in its political biodiversity
Even the UN’s IPCC now agrees shale gas is a way to cut pollution. Honest climate change activists should back fracking.
There are plenty of ways of taking the initiative away from Moscow.
In North Dakota, this new energy source has driven vast growth across the economy. We should want the same for Britain.