Fracking firm denies safety claims

Anti-fracking campaigners have written to Business Secretary Greg Clark calling for plans in North Yorkshire to be halted over safety concerns.

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The debate over fracking has become increasingly heated.

YP Letters: Fracking will cut emissions and secure our energy supply

From: Alan Linn, Director, Third Energy.

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Anti-fracking demonstrators at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: No need to frack if our energy pipeline is secure

From: Steven M White, Great Edstone, York.

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The Kirby Misperton fracking site.

YP Letters: Six reasons to fear fracking in Yorkshire

From: Mike and Susie Holden, Town Head, Settle.

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Eradicating plastic use is at the forefront of a new environment plan.

Anne McIntosh: How is fracking in North Yorkshire compatible with the Environment Plan?

THE question that we must address is how to dispose of plastic and other hard-to-dispose-of waste such as wood, packaging and so on.

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An aerial view of the Kirby Misperton fracking site.

YP Letters: Frackers will profit at countryside’s expense

From: A N Burlak, Kilham.

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Anti Fracking supporters at the Kirby Misperton site . pic Richard Ponter 175258c

National Park will seek talks over plans for site

Urgent talks are being sought by national park chiefs with an international firm amid escalating fears that it is seeking to conduct major fracking operations in North Yorkshire.

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Anti-fracking demonstrators at Kirby Misperton have Natalie Bennett's full support.

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

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.

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Should taxpayers foot the bill for policing costs at the Kirby Misperton fracking site?

YP Letters: Why must we pay to police fracking site?

From: Edward Pearson, Moor Lane, Haxby, York.

Will fracking begin at Kirby Misperton in 2018?

YP Letters: We need to have a ‘social licence’ for controversial schemes like fracking

From: Jim Tucker, Hovingham, York.

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The  Dalai Lama's Gyoto Monks chant  at the entrance to the Third Energy site at  Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.

Dalia Lama’s monks perform blessings at second fracking site

BUDDHIST monks who live alongside the Dalai Lama in Tibet have visited a second site in Yorkshire earmarked for fracking, to perform traditional sacred chants and blessings.

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

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.

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Should fracking be halted?

YP Letters: Political backing for fracking is fracturing

From: Russell Scott, Cropton, Ryedale.

A fracking protester at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Letters to farmers show fracking ambitions

From: Jenny Hellowell, Kirbymoorside.

Will house prices go down as a reuslt of fracking?

YP Letters: Fracking has no effects on house prices

From: Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UK Onshore Oil & Gas.

North Yorkshire Police work to free protestors chained together in the entrance to Third Energy's fracking site in Kirby Misperton in September. Picture Tony Johnson.

Halt fracking decision, urges Tory peer

CONSERVATIVE PEER Anne McIntosh has urged Energy Secretary Greg Clark to put on hold any decision to allow fracking at Kirkby Misperton, until cast-iron assurances on safety and the environment are given.

Fracking could soon begin at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: We back the Baroness’s stance over fracking

From: The Rev Jackie Cray, Kirby Misperton, and 70 Ryedale residents.

Have police tactics at the Kirby Misperton fracking site been heavy-handed?

YP Letters: Fracking takes toll in police cash and protesters’ rights

From: Dr Peter Williams, Newbiggin, Malton.

Fracking protests continue at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Environment matters more than fracking

From: Alice Courvoisier, Woodbottom, Mirfield.

Anti-fracking demonstrators at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Are we the only country unfazed by fracking?

From: Colin Appleby, Taverner Way, Sheffield.

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