A former would-be fracking company has appointed a leading opponent as a director to help it go green.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
Conservatives in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale say they are sending a “historic message” by calling for a local moratorium on fracking until at least 2023.
A Conservative-led council which could see the first frack in North Yorkshire has overwhelming rejected government proposals to change planning policy for shale gas exploration.
The Mayor of Malton has started private legal proceedings against the government over its proposals to take decisions on shale gas away from local councillors.
In this week’s listing: Decision on Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its well at Balcombe; High Court hearing on Europa’s extended injunction in Surrey; Extraordinary meeting at Ryedale District Council; Deadline for comments in Lancashire and Nottinghamshire; Screenings of The Bentley Effect; Plus meetings, fundraisers and information events.
Future planning policy for fracking in England could be set in the coming months in the rolling hills and copses of North Yorkshire.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry Sit-down protest at Ryedale District Council meeting; Demonstration outside Lancashire County Council and BGS exhibition; Green Party deputy leader visits Kirby Misperton; Tag Barclays campaign; Results of court hearings; Support for North Yorkshire firecrews.
Third Energy investigates release from Kirby Misperton gas site after residents complain about “sickening” smell
The company that wants to frack a well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has apologised to people living nearby about a smell from the site last week.
Third Energy said it would review the reasons given by Ryedale councillors who voted this evening against the company’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton.