hundreds attend protest in Scarborough against fracking in Yorkshire

Well done and thank you to everyone who braved the weather to attend the protest organised by Frack Free Scarborough and Frack Free Ryedale in Scarborough today. On Monday the 25th of April the Uk’s pro-fracking PR machine roled into Scarborough to host an event at Scarborough SPA  titled  “The future business opportunities of North Yorkshire onshore oil and … [Read more...]

Local councils invited to secret talks with controversial fracking firms INEOS and Cuadrilla.

residents have revealed that fracking licence holder, INEOS has invited parish council representatives across Ryedale and York to a private meeting next month. Details of the meeting, on May 11th in Malton’s Milton Rooms, appear in a leaked letter seen by Frack Free Ryedale. The meeting will take place behind closed doors with the public excluded from observing or … [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...]

Kevin Hollinrake – fracking cheerleader or local people’s representative?

Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake has come under fire from constituents after holding a Producers’ Summit behind closed doors in Westminster. The secret meeting with representatives from iGas, Ineos, Third Energy and Cuadrilla sought to develop a plan to roll out fracking across North Yorkshire. The summit follows on the heels of Mr Hollinrake’s resignation as a member … [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...]

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...]