Tagged: Mark Menzies

A Question of Seismicity

A local resident puts the Oil and Gas Authority to the question. Will answers be forthcoming? Oil and Gas Authority Cc Mark Menzies MP 4 November 2018 Dear Sir/Madam Following the recorded seismic events near Blackpool in 2011, Cuadrilla commissioned a report into the seismicity of Bowland Shale. In the...

Has the penny finally dropped for Mr Menzies?

On this site I have been critical of the stance adopted by our MP Mark Menzies on fracking. He has in my opinion, been far too ready to accept bland reassurances of gold standard and robust regulation, and his self-congratulation in getting UKOOG instead of the independent regulator he said...

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How things have changed!

Let’s take a step back in time shall we. Imagine you are back in 2012 in a packed hall in St Annes listening to a panel debate between the regulators, Cuadrilla, Friends of the Earth and local engineer Mike Hill. Somebody suggests that fracking in the Fylde will require maybe...

Mark Menzies MP – Can you help unravel this mystery?

Mark Menzies MP – Can you help unravel this mystery?

Over the last few weeks a number of commentators have become increasingly concerned that the report from the Committee on Climate Change to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, produced under the direction of the 2015 Infrastructure Act, has not been made public. This report deals with...

Mark Menzies MP – another shameful and piteous performance

Mark Menzies MP – another shameful and piteous performance

Opponents of shale gas exploitation here in the Fylde are well used to watching our MP, Mr Mark Menzies, sitting on the fence and claiming credit for having done something when in fact he is just doing a very good impersonation of the dog in “His Master Voice”. Back in...

Really Mr Menzies?

Really Mr Menzies?

Our local MP Mark Menzies (Con) has already told us that he will support fracking provided there are “robust regulations in place“, but until now he has pretty much sat on the fence. Today, in a surprising attack on those opposing fracking, he accuses opponents of fracking of “scaremongering” and...

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

After UKOOG’s embarrassing climb down over their estimates of truck movements on their web sites we asked them for further clarification as we reported here We sent this email to them Subject: Vehicle movements Date: 8 October 2015 14:35:06 BST To: info@ukoog.org.uk Dear Sir On your web site you have...

The Infrastructure Bill debate

The Infrastructure Bill debate

So what happened yesterday? Well first of all we were treated to a report from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee. This hard-hitting report was hugely critical of fracking. It made it abundantly clear that fracking was incompatible with the UK’s obligations towards climate change mitigation. The full text of its...

Congratulations to Dan Byles

Congratulations to Dan Byles

Dan Byles and his All-Party Group on Fracking made the first page of Private Eye this week! Private Eye are at last waking up to some of the questionable aspects of this government’s much vaunted “Dash for Gas” and in todays’ issue 1347 they raise some interesting questions about arch...