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V971 - The Fracking Bill 2016 (Second Reading) watch

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    V971 - The Fracking Bill 2016 (Second Reading), TSR Green Party

    Fracking Bill 2016, Second reading, TSR Green party


    A BILL TO

    Outlaw Fracking in the United Kingdom



    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    Definitions

    1. 'Fracking' shall mean the drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Under this process water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well.
    2. Fracking shall not be permitted in the United Kingdom, and any current fracking activity shall cease upon passage of the Bill. It shall be a criminal offence to permit, carry out, or allow on land the practice of fracking.

    Offence of Carrying Out or Permitting Fracking

    3. A person shall be individually or jointly liable of the offence of Carrying Out or Permitting Fracking, should they do one of the following:
    (a) Grant Planning Permission for Fracking, or access to land used for Fracking.
    (b) Be a Director or own more than 10% of the share capital of a Company, Partnership or other organisation which carries out Fracking.
    (c) Operate any machinery associated with the Fracking process
    4. The maximum penalty for any person carrying out or Permitting Fracking shall be five year's imprisonment, upon conviction. A company upon conviction can be fined a maximum of £5 million.

    Extent and Commencement

    5. This Bill will apply to the whole of the United Kingdom
    6. This will take effect from the passage of the Bill.

    Notes

    Fracking sites have included drilling in countryside areas, and should it expand could include Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are numerous dangers associated with fracking, including water contamination. By using fossil fuels instead of renewable energy sources, this will increase the impact of climate change
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    No to a blanket ban without viable alternatives.
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    If you'd listened to feedback, this would have had a chance of passing
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    No to a blanket ban without viable alternatives.
    Surprisingly this is my reasoning too.
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    As per both readings
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    Too restrictive. Too heavy handed.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    If you'd listened to feedback, this would have had a chance of passing
    This is the Green Party we are talking about, I cannot recall a case of the Green Party listening to sensible feedback given by members of the MHoC. The usual tactics of the Green Party is to write a non-motion, write a vague bill but ignore all sensible feedback, quietly send the items to vote, and complain when members do not support the items.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    This is the Green Party we are talking about, I cannot recall a case of the Green Party listening to feedback, the usual tactics of the Green Party is to write a non-motion, write a bill but ignore all sensible feedback, quietly send the items to vote, and complain when member do not support the items.
    It unfortunately does indeed seem that way. A shame really
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    greens gonna green
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    Ayes to the right: 16
    Noes to the left: 27
    Abstain: 5

    The Noes have it! The Noes have it. Unlock.
    Turnout: 96%
 
 
 
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