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Ineos requests Planning Inspectorate ruling on fracking applications

THE firm hoping to bring fracking to Rotherham has asked the Government to rule on an application to drill in Harthill. Ineos Shale has written to the Planning Inspectorate over its plans for a 60-metre rig under land off Common … Continue reading

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Time to drop this obsession with fracking… We don’t want to be the ‘dirty man of Europe’

JUST what is going on with the UK energy policy? Scotland announces ban on fracking – should Yorkshire follow suit? Confusion reigns in the corridors of power with contradiction at every turn on the UK’s energy needs. Recent reports released … Continue reading

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INEOS ups interest in Rotherham

INEOS, the oil and gas exploration and production business making the most progress with potential fracking operations in the borough, has acquired a greater slice of the licences that cover Rotherham. INEOS has completed a deal to acquire UK onshore … Continue reading

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Woodsetts anti-fracking group’s advice for objections

WOODSETTS Against Fracking will hold two drop-in sessions to give advice on objecting to the planning proposals. Ineos Shale is to submit an application for an exploration well on land to the south of Dinnington Road in the village. The … Continue reading

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Rotherham fracking plans heading for refusal?

Rotherham Council is currently minded to recommend the refusal of planning permission for a shale gas test drilling well in Harthill, having raised concerns over access to the Greenbelt site. A special meeting of the planning board was pencilled in … Continue reading

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Councillors can only ban fracking on public land

FRACKING was given the thumbs-down from councillors this week – but they only have the power to ban it on public land. They decided that shale gas mining will not be allowed on any land owned or controlled by Rotherham … Continue reading

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Why we should follow our neighbours and say no to fracking – an energy policy from the dark ages

AS the unconventional oil and gas industry reels from Scotland’s recent decision to ban fracking, England now finds itself surrounded by countries that have banned the controversial practice (Scotland, Ireland, France) or have moratoria in place (Wales, Northern Ireland). And … Continue reading

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