INEOS TAKEOVER THREATENS TO REVIVE RYEDALE GAS PROCESSING PLANT PLANS

Fracking company INEOS's recent takeover of a rival energy company, Moorland Energy, has revived concerns that the company may be planning to build a gas processing plant near Thornton le Dale. Planning permission for this plant was approved in 2010 by the then Secretary of State for Communities, Eric Pickles, after the application was rejected by the NYCC. INEOS took control … [Read more...]

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...]