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 […]
The gas industry welcomed the approval this evening for what could be the first fracked well in the UK since 2011 but it was careful not to appear celebratory. Ken Cronin, of the industry group, UKOOG, (pictured right) said: “It is not a precedent. It is a continuation. […]
North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee has approved plans by Third Energy to frack its existing well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.
Councillors in North Yorkshire meet for the second day to decide on Third Energy’s planning application to frack its existing KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. We’re reporting here throughout the day on the meeting at County Hall in Northallerton. The session begins with statements from people in favour and […]
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64 speakers gave evidence to North Yorkshire County Council today against Third Energy’s plan to frack at its existing KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Many were local residents. Speakers included a professor, a baroness, a knight of the realm, a former climate diplomat and a current climate scientist, a […]