On Friday (20 May) councillors in North Yorkshire will meet to decide whether to approve what could be the UK’s first fracked shale gas well for more than five years.
Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
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.
Guest Post by Joanne Hawkins Regulation is a central issue in the shale gas debate. Yet, it has received very little in depth attention, with many reports and political statements assuming the presence of a ‘robust regulatory system.’ In this guest post, Joanne Hawkins discusses some of the […]
Friends of the Earth says 7,000 people have supported its ongoing action against funding by Barclays Bank for a company that wants to frack in North Yorkshire.
The government must be prepared for significant grass roots opposition if it pushes ahead with plans to fast track shale gas, a public opinion survey published today concludes.
Trafford council planners are recommending approval of IGas’s proposed coal bed methane site next to the Davyhulme water treatment works.
Fracking sites should be at least a mile from the nearest home, according to the Conservative MP whose North Yorkshire constituency is on the shale gas front line.
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North Yorkshire County Council is being urged to postpone its decision this morning on plans for monitoring boreholes around Third Energy’s proposed fracking site in Ryedale.