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...]

Bad news for North Yorkshire as the UK government leases more land to the fracking industry

The UK government has this week announced the results of the 14th onshore PEDL licensing round. The latest announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC ) confirms that large areas of North Yorkshire and beyond have been sold off to the UK fracking industry. This move is likely to further anger residents of North Yorkshire, 86% of whom are against … [Read more...]

Large areas of Yorkshire sold off for ‘Fracking’ in DECC’s latest licensing round

The UK government has today announced the first results of the 14th onshore PEDL licensing round. The latest announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC ) confirms that large areas of North Yorkshire and beyond have been sold off to the UK fracking industry. This move is likely to further anger residents of North Yorkshire 79% of whom are against … [Read more...]