Local councillors vote next week on the first plan to frack in Yorkshire. There’s no official recommendation yet on whether Third Energy’s scheme at Kirby Misperton should be approved. But if it is, officers at Ryedale District Council have said fracking should not be allowed on Sundays. The vote […]
Yorkshire residents opposed to government proposals to take over decisions on fracking confronted their MP, Kevin Hollinrake, outside his constituency surgery at the weekend. Members of Frack Free Ryedale, Frack Free Helmsley and local residents demonstrated outside Helmsley Arts Centre on Saturday morning. They are angry that three senior cabinet […]
Our digest of January’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them, including:
A couple from North Yorkshire who visited fracking areas in Pennsylvania say their experiences should be a warning to Ryedale.
An anti-fracking campaigner has failed in an attempt to censure Third Energy over claims about its history in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
Campaigners against fracking in the Ryedale district of Yorkshire have accused the local MP of betrayal and acting as an industry spin doctor after he announced plans for a private meeting with four leading shale gas companies. DrillOrDrop reported yesterday that the Producers’ Summit, organised by the Conservative […]
The Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, is to meet shale gas companies next month to get an idea of what fracking might look like in northern England.
A local councillor in North Yorkshire says Third Energy showed him a diagram of ten horizontal boreholes leading from the well the company wants to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.
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.
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.