Exclusive: Secret Government report questions future of fracking

The Government has refused to publish a confidential Cabinet Office report about fracking on the grounds that doing so “could call into question the industry’s viability”, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
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Protesters stage a 'slow walk' at Kirby Misperton fracking site

Protesters stage a 'slow walk' at Kirby Misperton fracking site

A 'slow walk' protest took place at Kirby Misperton this afternoon as protesters walked in front of trucks leaving the hydraulic fracturing site.
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Kirby Misperton anti-fracking protesters sentenced over highway protest

Two anti-fracking protesters have been found guilty of obstructing the highway at Kirby Misperton, after they climbed up a tower in the road.

The soon-to-be demolished anti-fracking camp at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Fracking will have minimal visual impact

From: David Bate, The Pines, Yarm.

An anti-fracking protest banner in Ryedale.

YP Letters: Why were fracking firm’s finances not scrutinised sooner?

From: Christine Daker, Ableton Grove, Haxby, York.

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The well site at Kirby Misperton pictured before Christmas. Equipment is now being cleared from it by Third Energy.

Fracking work in Kirby Misperton delayed until autumn

No fracking work is to take place in a North Yorkshire village until at least the autumn as the company involved withdraws more equipment from its site, The Yorkshire Post understands.
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The anti-fracking camp at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Fracking will industrialise countryside

From: Simon Bowens, Yorkshire campaigner, Friends of the Earth.

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Kirby Misperton has been on the fracking frontline.

Bernard Ingham: Good luck with battery power when Beast next blows in

LET us give thanks that the “Blast from the West” is slowly evicting the “Beast from the East” from these shores. We have had a lucky escape, even though the Beast has not generally been unduly beastly as British winters go.

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The empty M62 last Friday.

YP Letters: Why couldn’t roads cope in the big freeze?

From: Michael J Robinson, Berry Brow, Huddersfield.


Anti-fracking camp to close in Kirby Misperton as campaigners declare victory over 'impossible' odds

An anti-fracking protest camp that has been in place for over a year in North Yorkshire is shutting down voluntarily after campaigners declared "victory" in their fight against a shale gas firm.

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Bailiffs who worked on clearing an environmental protest site in Surrey are in talks about starting work in Yorkshire.

Why bailiffs who demolished 'Great Escape'-style protest camp may soon be involved in Yorkshire's fracking fight

After demolishing a ‘Great Escape’ tunnel network in Surrey, bailiffs are in talks about removing anti-fracking protesters from camps around Yorkshire. Chris Burn reports.

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Opposition remians to fracking in North Yorkshire.

YP Letters: Theresa May fails to mention the ill effects of fracking

From: Christopher Pickles, Gilling East, York.

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Has it been proven that fracking is safe?

YP Letters: Claims fracking is safe go against the evidence

From: John Blackburn, Retired Senior Lecturer, Lindrick Road, Woodsetts.

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Anti-fracking protesters Julie Winship, and Suzanne Rayment,  near the entrance of the of Kirby Misperton fracking site on the edge of the village. 'Picture James Hardisty.

Research could call fracking’s environmental claims into doubt

The ENVIRONMENTAL case for fracking may need to be revaulated, York scientists have said, after research revealed global levels of harmful hydrocarbons in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 per cent.

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The Third Energy fracking site at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Hypocrite fracking protesters ruin farming fields

From: Lorraine Allanson, Allerston, Pickering.

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There are fears insurance premiums will go up if fracknig takes place in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post says: Fracking – what is the best insurance policy amid cost concerns?

THE INEQUITIES of the insurance industry are already well-known in this region – ask any property owner caught up in the floods of recent years about the problems obtaining affordable premiums, particularly in those areas that are more vulnerable to rapidly rising water. Despite Government assurances, many homeowners now have no cover whatsoever.

Theresa May has reiterated the Government's support for fracking starting in Yorkshire.

Theresa May: Fracking across Yorkshire will be financially beneficial for communities

Prime Minister Theresa May today insisted the planned roll-out of fracking across vast swathes of Yorkshire will be both safe and financially beneficial to local communities.
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Ryedale is one of several areas of Yorkshire where fracking could soon be taking place.

Fracking could see home insurance premiums rise for thousands in Yorkshire

Thousands of homeowners living in areas of Yorkshire that become home to fracking operations may see their house insurance premiums increase, industry experts have told The Yorkshire Post.
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Are public transport links to Doncaster Sheffield Airport good enough?

YP Letters: Fact check over failure of city airport

From: Howard Knight, Sheffield.

Does Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake speak for his constituents on Brexit?

YP Letters: Fracking is industrial process and source of more plastic

From: Glyn Wild, Highfield Terrace, Swinton, Malton.

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