The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, suggested today that shale gas companies would not apply to frack in sensitive areas, such as the edge of villages.
North Yorkshire County Council has set the date to consider Third Energy’s proposal to frack for shale gas at its site at Kirby Misperton The council’s planning committee will meet to vote on the planning application in four weeks’ time on Friday 20 May 2016 at County Hall […]
Senior executives representing five shale gas companies are heading to North Yorkshire next week to promote onshore drilling to business. Opponents of fracking have described the event as a lobbying exercise for plans to frack in the county. And they accuse the organisers of side-ling business figures from […]
Opponents of fracking have said they’re disappointed that the Environment Agency has granted three environmental permits to Third Energy to frack in North Yorkshire. Supporters of the scheme at Kirby Misperton have welcomed the news. Here’s our round-up of reaction. Link to permit details
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it has granted permits to Third Energy to allow it to frack for shale gas at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
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.
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:
Opponents of fracking in Ryedale took their message directly to their MP yesterday (30/1/2016) with a protest outside Kevin Hollinrake’s constituency surgery in Thirsk.