New fracking site: fracking on the sly near Hull

Rathlin Energy, who has previously appeared to be just exploring for conventional oil and gas, is trying to sneak through plans to begin fracking at 2 sites 10 miles from Hull, East Yorkshire. Two supposedly conventional wells were drilled last summer which also go deeper than their conventional targets, to core sample the Bowland Shale.

Now Rathlin want to return to the wells to do more testing and is applying for Environment Agency permits (Mining Waste Operations and Radioactive Substances Activity) that would allow it to conduct two ‘mini-fracs’, producing 100,000 gallons of radioactive waste and flaring 5 million cubic feet of gas per day.

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Public Meeting – Monday 17th February

Frack Free York presents “To Frack or Not To Frack”.

A public meeting taking place from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm at the Priory Street Centre (off Micklegate in York).

Featuring a showing of the film “The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas” (7pm-8pm) following by short presentations and a Q&A with representatives from Dart Energy, Friends of the Earth and Frack-Free York.

This meeting coincides with the last day of our one-month long petition which asks the City of York Council to oppose any extraction of fossil fuels from the area, and prioritise clean renewable energy.

Entrance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

All are welcome. The venue is fully accessible.

If you have any special requirements or questions please email or telephone: 01904 422344

If you’d like to help promote this event, you can download a poster here.