Frack Free YorkAugust 10, 2014newsComments Off on 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 run for between three and five years, is to assess the viability of the Ebberston Moor Gas Field and the potential for gas extraction. If the field is proven to economically viable, the EDS will be removed and replaced with a pipeline to the Knapton Generating Station.
Third Energy, whose scheme which will likely to include a fall-off test (also known as a ‘mini frac’), have also been given permission to dispose of potentially radioactive waste water from the site by re-injecting it into the ground. (more…)
Frack Free YorkAugust 3, 2014newsComments Off on 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 which had been constructed at the entrance to the site. (more…)
Frack Free YorkJuly 29, 2014EventsComments Off on Tour de Frack
HEY Frack Off and Reclaim the Power have joined together to create Tour de Frack, a Tour de France style bike ride to raise awareness of fracking in the UK and to promote sustainable energy alternatives.
Beginning in Blackpool, the ride start at the front line of fracked gas production in the UK before finishing at the country’s only live exploratory drill site. The route will include part of this year’s Tour de France route in Yorkshire and will arrive in York on the evening of Thursday 21st August.
The full press release for the event can be found under the more tag.
Frack Free YorkJuly 17, 2014action, Events, governmentComments Off on FFY demo and full council meeting is today!
Today marks the culmination of months of hard work where Frack-Free York. Our petition is in and City of York Council will be debating fracking in York for the first time. To mark this event, there will a demo outside the meeting venue, York Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, before the meeting. (more…)
Frack Free YorkJuly 3, 2014action, newsComments Off on 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. (more…)
Frack Free YorkJune 30, 2014mediaComments Off on Peter Rolinson explains the risks of water pollution from fracking
Most of the drinking water in East Yorkshire comes from one very large aquifer (underground water source).
Water treatment chemist Peter Rolinson talks to Frack-Free York about the the dangers of contamination to York’s water supply, the possibility to remove the contaminants and the consequences of this increased demand for homeowners, agriculture and Yorkshire Water.