A Judge has ordered a full hearing into a government decision to allow the sale of the troubled fracking company Third Energy – the company that is licensed to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
At stake is whether the government properly considered the risk to the taxpayer that the new owners would not meet the clean up costs.
Ministerial correspondence has revealed a government department “worked with” Barclays on the “orderly disposal” of Third Energy. Continue reading
As you may know, INEOS have lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate against Rotherham Council’s decision to refuse permission for exploratory drilling at a site on the edge of Woodsetts.
Starting on Tuesday 11th June, the Appeal will be heard at Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE. It will last for eight days.
- Woodsetts against Fracking (WAF) need as many people as possible to come to Rotherham on the opening morning, 11th June, at 9.00 AM with lots of banners and placards.
- They are also asking for people to make short video statements to the WAF media team outside the Appeal, and to take part in a photo shoot mid-morning.
- They’re also asking for people to be present in the public gallery throughout the hearing.
On 27th October, Frack Free Calderdale folk gathered in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, to tell Yorkshire Water that fracking waste water is dangerous, and they are unhappy with the prospect of fracking waste water being treated at Yorkshire Water’s Knostrop Waste Water Treatment Works in Leeds.
Local frack-free campaigners went to Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 4th September to ask the Council to remove its support for fracking exploration and commercial exploitation from its draft Local Plan.
The Draft Local Plan goes against the full Council resolution in 2014 that Calderdale is a frack-free zone and that the Council would ‘take all possible steps’ to oppose fracking. Continue reading
Sometimes we win battles!
Frack Free Calderdale is pleased that last week at their Annual General Meeting, Barclays’ Chairman John McFarlane told their shareholders that the bank would be withdrawing their financing of Third Energy – the company they own 97% of and that is licensed to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. This could be a huge win for the anti-fracking and climate justice movement in the UK and one we should celebrate! Continue reading
“Get Your Fracking Hands Off Ryedale” was the message from the Frackfree Planet picket outside the Hebden Bridge branch of Barclays Bank on Wednesday 22nd February.
Calderdale members of Frackfree Planet handed out leaflets to Barclays Bank customers and passers by, to alert them to Barclays’ ownership of Third Energy, the company that plans to frack at Kirkby Misperton In North Yorkshire. Continue reading
Today, 19th January, is the 12th day of the daily rolling roadside protest at the Preston New Road fracking site, organised by the local residents’ Preston New Road Action Group .
Preston New Road is not like other fracking sites which can be closed completely during deliveries. It is in a residential area on the busy A583 which is part of Lancashire’s strategic road network that is used by the North West Ambulance Service in reaching “blue light” emergencies.
The Ambulances are targeted to attend 75 per cent of Category A Red 1 calls (the most time-critical, where patients are not breathing or don’t have a pulse) within 8 minutes. Even a 15-minute closure of this major local trunk road could make the difference between life and death. Continue reading
Barclays’ investments in fracking – Don’t bank with Barclays
Barclays owns fracking company Third Energy, the company fracking in Ryedale despite
thousands of local objections. Continue reading
If you are thinking of going to support Kirkby Misperton Protection Camp, here is some info about how to get there and what they need.
The anti-fracking support meeting this evening decided we need a basic intro to fracking. Here it is. Continue reading