Tropical Butterfly House to host fracking awareness session

Gallery

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

Gallery

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

Gallery

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

Gallery

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

Fracking firm accused of ‘bypassing local democracy’ by requesting planning inquiries

Gallery

A GLOBAL chemicals giant has been accused of bypassing local democracy and using “bully-boy tactics” to push through controversial fracking applications in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. Earlier this year Ineos lodged plans to drill exploratory wells for shale gas … Continue reading

Rotherham councillors expected to back fracking ban on public land

Gallery

ROTHERHAM councillors are expected to formally rule out fracking on public land at a meeting later today. The dominant Labour group on Rotherham Borough Council will propose a motion not to allow drilling for shale gas on council-owned or council-controlled … Continue reading