Tropical Butterfly House to host fracking awareness session

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A FRACKING awareness session will be hosted next week by an animal centre about a mile from a proposed drilling site. The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston will welcome members of Woodsetts Against Fracking on Thursday, March 1, from … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Fracking focus. A breakdown of public trust

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A RECURRING theme of this newspaper’s week-long investigation into fracking is the mistrust between environmentalists and the energy industry which believes the extraction of shale gas is in the national economic interest. It’s not helped by the secrecy surrounding a … Continue reading

Date set for public inquiry into INEOS’ Rotherham plans

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A date has been set for the public inquiry on the determination of INEOS’ proposals for a shale gas test drilling well in Harthill. Last week, the planning board at Rotherham Council confirmed its objections to the plans for a … Continue reading

Natalie Bennett: Why fracking is Yorkshire’s number one environmental challenge

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ONE environmental issue stands out in Yorkshire: fracking. Through rain and snow and biting cold, the people of Kirby Misperton and their supporters have been showing their determination to ensure that their community isn’t fracked. So when making a list … Continue reading