North Yorkshire council tells Ryedale: Get fracked

160523 frack fightback

We knew this was coming when the Conservatives were returned to office after the general election last year, didn’t we?

There had been votes to delay fracking in England during the Coalition Government – and moratoria remain in place in Wales and Scotland – but the Tories see fracking as a quick way to make lots of money so they were bound to get back onto it as soon as they could.

This Writer is only surprised this decision took as long as it has.

North Yorkshire Council has decided to grant fracking company Third Energy planning permission to frack a well on a site at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

These plans could pave the way for thousands of fracking wells to spread across Yorkshire and many other parts of the country if not stopped. Impacts, including pipelines, air pollution and waste disposal will spread far beyond the areas being drilled.

Today’s decision is part of a wider battle, between communities across the country and a fracking industry backed by central government, and as with Cuadrilla’s applications in Lancashire Third Energy’s plans in Ryedale are the thin end of a very large wedge.

This is a fight we can only win together. Live in the North Yorkshire region? Join the campaign today:

Source: Fracking company Third Energy granted permission to frack @ North Yorkshire site | Frack Off

The Independent reported that the North Yorkshire planning committee had received 4,375 letters of objection and only 36 of support.

This indicates the usefulness of any consultation process.

One has to wonder whether any of the objectors voted ‘Conservative’ last year.

The Tories are, of course, over the moon and have assured the UK that they have “tough” regulations in place to ensure that fracking is safe.

Sadly, we’ll have to let Ryedale be the judge of that.


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4 thoughts on “North Yorkshire council tells Ryedale: Get fracked

  1. Christine Cullen

    I have a close friend in Oklahoma where they have been busily fracking for some years. (I fly over there most years as I have family in other parts of the US too.) I’ve been there when earthquakes struck and it’s scary, like a train running through the house! Pictures fall off the wall and kitchen cabinet doors fly open. Some places had cracks in walls and other structural damage.
    They are used to slight tremors now and again but this is now frequent, the quakes are much stronger and acknowledged as being the result of the waste water disposal attendant with fracking. I hope we’re not in for some of the same if fracking gets off in a big way in the UK.

  2. mohandeer

    Unstoppable Gas Leaks in Texas Even Worse than California’s, Media Silent
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    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Looks like those are headlines from a news website – yes?
      No links, though.

  3. mrmarcpc

    This has been proved to be dangerous but still governments like ours are pushing for it, their big business overlords really want fracking to happen!

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