Please sign the People’s Declaration against fracking

THE PEOPLE’S DECLARATION – PLEASE SIGN In the wake of North Yorkshire County Council’s outrageous decision to allow fracking at Kirby Misperton, despite overwhelming opposition from all across the local community, Frack Free Ryedale – in conjunction with Friends of the Earth and 38 Degrees – have launched THE PEOPLE’S DECLARATION to demand no fracking in Yorkshire, and no … [Read more...]

140 Yorkshire heritage spots covered by fracking exploration licences

The Yorkshire Post reports; Fens, woodland and marshland as well as dozens of much loved Yorkshire beauty spots now fall under shale gas exploration licences. New research undertaken by the independent House of Commons library and Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh show that one sixth of Yorkshire’s protected landscape, including 140 Sites of Special Scientific Interest … [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...]

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...]

North Yorkshire County Council invests over £100million in high polluting fossil fuel & ‘fracking’ firms

Whilst world leaders meet once again in Paris  to try and reach a global agreement to tackle climate change closer to home North Yorkshire county council invests its pension fund heavily in high polluting and financially risky fossil fuel companies including controversial Fracking firms. Frack Free North Yorkshire has learnt via Freedom of Information requests that North … [Read more...]

KM8 – HOW TO OBJECT – Time frame extended please object today

Our friends at Frack Free Ryedale have put together a fantastic & easy to follow guidance sheet explaining how concerned members of the public can object to Third Energy's KM8 planning application; Third Energy have applied to frack their existing KM8 well at the company’s Kirby Misperton well-site. You can view the application documents on the NYCC Online Planning … [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...]

THIRD ENERGY TO APPLY FOR PERMISSION TO START FRACKING AT KIRBY MISPERTON

Third Energy have announced that they will be applying for permission to frack at their existing KM8 well-site at Kirby Misperton. According to Third Energy, the first consultation will identify areas of potential environmental impact for the Environmental Risk Assessment for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This will be followed by wider public … [Read more...]