Tagged: APPG

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...

PEDL165

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...

What is the APPG on Unconventional  Oil and Gas actually for?

What is the APPG on Unconventional Oil and Gas actually for?

One of our readers has contacted us with a guest post which is reproduced below. It makes very interesting reading: There has been some condemnation recently of MP Kevin Hollinrake, who was a Vice Chair of the APPG on Unconventional Oil and Gas. He resigned when he was made aware...

We need to talk about Kevin

Yesterday Kevin Hollinrake resigned from the vice-chairmanship of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas claiming he had not previously been aware of any potential conflicts of interests in the way the group was funded. If I were an MP I think I might be aware of...