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.
Britain can’t afford to ignore the opportunities offered by shale gas, the MP Kevin Hollinrake told a debate in the House of Commons this morning.
A new public consultation on Third Energy’s plans to frack at a site in North Yorkshire is now underway. And another may be needed before the application is decided because the company has still not provided all the information requested by North Yorkshire County Council.
The MP who represents the North Yorkshire village where Third Energy wants to carry out fracking has resigned as the vice-chair of an industry-funded parliamentary group on unconventional oil and gas.
Our update of the latest decisions on fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: Anti-fracking motions on exploration licences in Trafford, Cheshire and Gloucestershire North Yorkshire minerals plan consultation closes and another delay to Kirby Misperton decision Recommendation on IGas plans for Nottinghamshire and debate […]
A decision on Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas in Ryedale could now be delayed until March.
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.