Third Energy safety failures exposed

DAMNING REPORT ON THIRD ENERGY SAFETY FAILURES AND INSPECTION REGIMES To read a Word Document version of this page, please click on the link below. This version also includes screenshots of the original documents that have been obtained under Freedom of Information requests. Third Energy safety record failures - briefing document Third Energy claim that they have an … [Read more...]

David Rovics World Tour comes to Hovingham

American independent singer/songwriter David Rovics will head the bill at what promises to be a great evening of song and entertainment. The event, proceeds of which will support Frack Free Ryedale, will be on Saturday 5th March at Hovingham Village Hall. Support acts include local poet and comedian Kate Fox and singer Uncle PAF. Tickets available here … [Read more...]

Government opens up large areas of North Yorkshire for fracking

Just before Christmas, the Government granted Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) for large parts of North Yorkshire. The licences grant exclusive access to operators and are the first step in the regulatory for companies wanting to carry out fracking and other oil and gas drilling. To find out how these PEDLs affect your local area, check the Oil and Gas … [Read more...]

Leaked letter exposes Government plans to ditch local democracy

A letter leaked to Friends of the Earth reveals that the Government plans to have industrial-scale shale gas fracking production “within 10 years” and is considering making this happen by taking the right to decide on future shale gas production away from local councils like North Yorkshire County Council. The letter lays out plans from the Energy secretary, Amber Rudd, the … [Read more...]

Kirby Misperton – new decision date proposed

North Yorkshire County Council has written to Third Energy proposing a new date of 29 April for the decision on whether to allow fracking at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. In their letter, the council point to the recently closed consultation on information provided by Third Energy and Ryedale Council's request for more time to come to a view on the application. They also suggest … [Read more...]