Stance on frackingOil and Gas Authority under the 14th licensing round in 2015. One was awarded to INEOS and one to Third Energy. There are plans for 2D seismic surveying, but no applications or plans for shale wells are currently underway. 
- 16 December 2015: voted in favour of weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks. 
- Richmond MP Rishi Sunak: “I’ve got big boots to fill” ITV News, 8 May 2015, accessed 29 May 2015
- Richmond (Yorks) parliamentary constituency BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 29 May 2015
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