Ian R Crane is conducting a ten night tour of North Yorkshire with a completely fact based talk on the many elements of fracking and whether it is right for Ryedale. Ian worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and really knows his stuff. The talk goes some way to answering the most pertinent question I think – is fracking safe? This talk does not affiliate or side with any particular organisation or opinion, it simply presents the facts so that you can make your own mind up.
EBBERSTON MOOR PLANNING APPLICATION
You will all know by now that Third Energy have submitted a planning application to drill for conventional gas at Ebberston Moor South in the North York Moors National Park.
What worries us most is their plan to re-inject over 10 million cubic litres of radioactive waste water back into the ground (that’s equivalent to 4,160 Olympic-sized swimming pools!)
Although this is not an application for fracking per se, the main concern is that the radioactive waste water could find its way into the local water supplies. The re-injection well would have to pass through the Corallian Limestone aquifer (a layer of water-bearing rock) that supplies drinking water to the surrounding area, as far afield as Scarborough.
Please go to the website to find out more, and then write objections to the three authorities involved in the decision. We’ve made it easy for you by preparing downloadable Word documents you can customise yourself.
Frack Free Ryedale have started two local petitions to trigger debates on fracking in the Ryedale District Council and the North Yorkshire County Council.
Please go to our Council Petitions page and download the documents, then ask all your colleagues, friends and family to sign.
Note that people must live, work or study in Ryedale (or North Yorkshire) for their signatures to be valid.
Frack Free Ryedale