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Fracking safety fears for former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire taken to Government regulator

Concerns about the safety of conducting fracking in former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire have been taken to the Government’s regulator in charge of overseeing the development of the shale gas industry. Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron has met with the … Continue reading

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

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

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Landmark fracking inquiries for Rotherham and outskirts of Sheffield to begin preliminary hearings within weeks

Lawyers for petrochemical firm Ineos are preparing for two landmark public inquiries as the company looks to kick-start shale gas exploration work in the south of the region as soon as possible. Chris Burn reports. Two flagship planning inquiries to … Continue reading

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Date set for public inquiry into INEOS’ Rotherham plans

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

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Fracking: Battle lines are drawn… and fracking war is just starting

The Yorkshire Post understands that Ineos, which carried out a seismic survey last year across nearly 100 square miles of Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire as well as submitting planning applications for three wells, expects to do similar work in Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Council decides its reasons to oppose fracking firm’s plan

Council decides its reasons to oppose fracking firm’s plan PLANNERS in Rotherham have formally agreed reasons for opposing a fracking firm’s drill plan when it reaches a public inquiry. Chemical company Ineos decided to ask the Planning Inspectorate to decide … Continue reading

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Fracking firm’s Harthill drilling bid “must be stopped”

COMMUNITY and green groups will unite to speak against fracking in Rotherham at a planning meeting tomorrow. Ineos has applied to carry out drilling to examine the geology 2,800 metres under Common Road in Harthill. The chemical company decided to … Continue reading

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