Views invited on Yorkshire fracking plans

Communities in North Yorkshire are being invited to give their views on plans to frack in the area. Third Energy submitted a planning application for the relevant permits to explore […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Communities in North Yorkshire are being invited to give their views on plans to frack in the area.

Third Energy submitted a planning application for the relevant permits to explore for shale gas in an existing borehole at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering.

The Environment Agency’s public consultation, which runs from 10th June to 10th July, is seeking views from the local community and any other interest groups.

Environment Manager Martin Christmas said: “Our regulatory controls for onshore oil and gas are in place to protect people and the environment. We will now assess the proposals to ensure they meet our strict requirements.

“We welcome comments from the public and interested groups on local environmental factors that people feel are important.”

GMB union and UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) today announced the agreement of a joint charter, which will ensure the industry works safely, transparently and in an environmentally responsible way while exploring for shale gas.