Councillors in North Yorkshire want detailed information to be collected about the health of local people before fracking starts.
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.
The government was accused of a spectacular U-turn this afternoon on protection for the UK’s finest landscapes from the effects of fracking.
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Anti-fracking campaigners in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire are urging their MP to oppose regulations that fail to ban hydraulic fracturing in some protected areas, despite a government promise.
A parliamentary committee due to discuss government proposals for fracking in the UK’s most prized landscapes has just one member who might see drilling in his constituency.
North Yorkshire County Council is unlikely to make a decision on Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton by the target set by the government.
Surrey County Council has granted planning permission for an underground drilling corridor to allow exploration for oil near Leith Hill on the edge of Dorking.
North Yorkshire County Council is being urged to postpone its decision this morning on plans for monitoring boreholes around Third Energy’s proposed fracking site in Ryedale.
A small but influential group of people have changed public perception against shale gas, Cuadrilla’s commercial director told a committee of MPs this afternoon. Tony Carruthers blamed anti-fracking campaigners for what he called “ridiculous scaremongering” and said their propaganda had been “extraordinarily successful”.