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

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

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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

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

Tibetan monks offer help to anti-frackers

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ANTI-FRACKING campaigners have received an offer of help from an unexpected source in their battle to save the countryside from drilling — a band of Tibetan monks. The Gyuto Monks, who practise Tibetan Buddhism, will visit Woodsetts on Saturday to … Continue reading