The energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, promised today there would be “no compromise” on taking account of the views of local communities on fracking.
As councillors prepare to decide on Third Energy’s plan to frack in North Yorkshire, it has emerged that one of the county’s biggest visitor attractions is now opposing the scheme.
Our digest of April’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them. Including: Support for shale gas falls to record low in on-going government survey Shale gas bosses gather in Scarborough to promote fracking in Yorkshire while protesters draw a symbolic line […]
Three weeks today could see the approval of the first shale gas well to be fracked in the UK since 2011.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, said today there was no evidence of the need for a single regulator for the shale gas industry.
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.