Sarah Houlston, a farmer whose land is a mile from where Third Energy has permission to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire, told Farming UK TV last month she was concerned about contamination of her water supply. Yesterday, the company’s John Dewar responded. Here’s a transcript of both […]
DrillOrDrop’s digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world.
The government has ruled out national limits on the number of fracking sites in shale gas areas. It has also refused to set a minimum distance between wells and homes.
Opponents of shale gas exploration warned North Yorkshire County Council today they may seek a judicial review of the decision to grant planning permission to Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton. Also today Greenpeace stepped up its campaign with an appeal for funds to challenge fracking across […]
Communities facing fracking for shale gas – or the possibility of it – criticised the planning system at a meeting in the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.
Our digest of May’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them. This month’s top stories …
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers to publish advice on the impacts of fracking on UK climate targets.
Guest Post by Heather Stroud In this guest post, Heather Stroud, who lives in Ryedale and opposes fracking in the district, reflects on this week’s decision to approve Third Energy’s shale gas plans for Kirby Misperton While all attention is focused on how ‘alive our democratic process’ is, […]
On Monday evening, North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee voted by seven to four in favour of an application by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. We reported on the immediate reaction from supporters and opponents of the proposal. This round-up has […]
Opponents of fracking vowed to continue their fight following the approval by North Yorkshire County Council of what could be the first fracked well in the UK for over five years. At just before 7pm, the council’s planning committee voted by seven to four in favour of Third Energy’s […]