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Petroleum (Amendment) Bill [HL]

Volume 820: debated on Thursday 24 March 2022

First Reading

A Bill to prohibit licensing to search and bore for petroleum and onshore hydraulic fracturing activities; to amend the principal objective for the Oil and Gas Authority to be to meet the carbon reduction target for 2050 under the Climate Change Act 2008; and to provide for the Oil and Gas Authority to produce strategies which include the phasing out of the extraction and use of petroleum and transitional planning towards renewable energies.

The Bill was introduced by Baroness Sheehan, read a first time and ordered to be printed.