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  • Fracking linked to increased risk of asthma attacks

    DAMNING new research formally linked increases in asthma attacks with sufferers’ proximity to fracking sites yesterday, sparking new calls for a moratorium on the gas extraction process.

    Doctors at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in the US studied...

    Saturday 23rd Jul 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Fracking ‘a threat to climate targets’

    FRACKING for shale gas would make Britain blast its climate targets, government advisers warned yesterday after activists appealed against permits for the practice in North Yorkshire.

    The committee on climate change said that fracking — where high-pressure chemicals are blasted...

    Friday 8th Jul 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Anti-frackers battle on for environment

    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners vowed yesterday to continue their battle to stop gas extraction in the Yorkshire Dales, writes Peter Lazenby.

    Tory North Yorkshire County Council planning committee gave the go-ahead last week to company Third Energy to start fracking outside a village in...

    Monday 30th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Greenpeace slams Yorkshire council for backing fracking

    ENVIRONMENT campaign group Greenpeace slammed North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow controversial gas fracking yesterday.

    Councillors have given energy profiteer Third Energy permission to start up gas extraction outside the village of Kirby Misperton, near...

    Thursday 26th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Environmentalists angry over Tory fracking decision

    ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners launched a nationwide campaign yesterday after a Tory council rode roughshod over residents’ opinions by giving the go-ahead to a fracking operation near a rural village.

    North Yorkshire County Council’s decision looks to have opened the floodgates...

    Wednesday 25th May 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Hundreds rally to keep Yorkshire free of fracking

    HUNDREDS rallied in North Yorkshire yesterday pushing councillors to reject a bid to start dangerous fracking operations in the county.

    Councillors were locked in a second day of discussions, with company Third Energy giving evidence on its plans to extract shale gas from a site near...

    Tuesday 24th May 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Hundreds turn out to oppose fracking plans

    Fate of picturesque rural area hinges on council’s decision

    Saturday 21st May 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tories obsessed with fracking

    NORTH YORKSHIRE Tory councillors have a stark choice of backing the profits-at-all-costs approach of their national leadership or protecting the beauty and tranquillity of their area.

    It is easy for speculators to dub residents of Kirby Misperton “nimbys” because of their...

    Saturday 21st May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Smaug swoops on SNP to breathe life into frack pledge

    ENVIRONMENTAL activists will demonstrate today outside the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow, calling for a total ban on fracking and underground coal gasification (UCG) ahead of May’s Scottish Parliament elections.

    SNP Members Against Unconventional Oil and Gas (Smaug)...

    Saturday 12th Mar 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Anti-fracking protests target Barclays

    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners occupied branches of Barclays bank in five British cities yesterday.

    Sit-ins took place in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Lancaster and Oxford, forcing staff to close the branches and turn customers away.

    Campaigners are calling on the bank to cancel its...

    Saturday 13th Feb 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain