A pro-fracking newspaper column by Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary, Bernard Ingham, has provoked an angry reaction from people in Yorkshire.
Plans to produce gas and reinject water in the North York Moors National Park were approved today, to the dismay of campaigners.
The Government announced the first results today of the 14th round of onshore oil and gas licences. 27 licences will be formally issued later in the year to a total of 12 operators, including well-known names, such as Cuadrilla, IGas, Egdon and INEOS. Most of these licences cover […]
Third Energy plans to build a 28ft high wall of shipping containers to reduce noise from its proposed fracking site in North Yorkshire. The wall, made up of 42 containers stacked three high, would need 76 lorry trips to deliver. A tarpaulin would be draped over the containers […]
The deadlines are approaching for comments on four public consultations on onshore oil and gas plans. Two consultations are about proposals by Third Energy to reinject waste water at gas sites in North Yorkshire. Comments for these consultations must be submitted by just before midnight tomorrow (Thursday 30th […]
Planners in North Yorkshire have refused for a second time to validate a planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. The company withdrew a previous application after admitting there were minor problems with it. But a letter from the council, published by Frack […]
Opponents of fracking in North Yorkshire have criticised the report by the Shale Gas Task Force published this morning for not representing their views. A statement from Frack Free Ryedale said aspects of the report read like “an industry shopping list” with very little input from local communities.