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Third Energy to apply to frack in Kirby Misperton

On Tuesday 25th November Third Energy announced that they are intending to apply for permission to frack their existing KM8 well-site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. According to Third Energy, the first consultation will identify areas of potential environmental…Continue Reading →

City of York council passes anti-fracking motion!

York has become the latest local council to declare itself frack free. In the full local council meeting this evening, councillors voted on an anti-fracking motion put forward by Labour Councillor Anna Semlyen. It was passed with a vote of…Continue Reading →

Government ignores 99% of respondents to DECC trespass consultation

Oil and Gas companies will be able to frack below homes in the UK without their owner’s permission after the UK Government decides to ignore responses to the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on the proposed changes.

Third Energy to frack on North York Moors

Third Energy, who already have a an exploratory licence for the site plan to install an early development scheme (EDS) in Ebberston Moor in the North York Moors. The purpose of the scheme, which the company’s official website says will…Continue Reading →

Protectors evicted from Crawberry Hill site

The community blockade of Rathlin’s Crawberry Hill fracking site has been underway for almost three months. Yesterday, following a high court injunction on the 29th July, bailiffs and police arrived on site to evict the protectors and demolish a tower…Continue Reading →

FFY discusses latest round of licensing on BBC Radio York

Yesterday, after six years without , the UK Government launched it’s 14th onshore licensing round which allows fossil fuel companies to bid for onshore exploration rights in the UK. John Cossham of Frack Free York joined BBC Radio York live…Continue Reading →

Fracking equipment arrived at West Newton, ‘mini frac’ to commence in earnest

It was a sad day yesterday as 50+ trucks arrived in convoy to deliver fracking equipment to the West Newton site. Outnumbered by police officers, protesters were kettled and unable to slow or deter the convoy under threat of arrest.