UK fracking firm applies for licence in North Yorkshire
Third Energy becomes only second company to seek permission in UK to frack for shale gas in the UK with application for a site in Ryedale district
A small energy company has become the second firm to apply for a licence to frack for gas in Britain, submitting an application for a site in the Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire. Just days after the new energy secretary, Amber Rudd, expressed her support for hydraulic fracturing, Third Energy has applied to use the controversial technique at a well at Kirby Misperton, about 25 miles from York, near Malton in Ryedale. The site is close to the Flamingo Land theme park and holiday resort.
Protests against Third Energy’s plans have already been launched by local residents under the banner “Frack Free Ryedale”. Chris Redston of the group told his local newspaper: “We will be vigorously opposing the application.”Continue reading...