This post has live news on Third Energy’s bid to extend the life of its gas production sites in Ryedale.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rejected the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate to drop an anti-fracking policy from the London Plan.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.
The government is being urged to change the law to protect people whose property is damaged by fracking.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.