Further blow for fracking as equipment removed from Ryedale site

7th February 2018
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Government urged to pull the plug on dirty energy

Responding to news that Third Energy has removed some equipment from its fracking site in Kirby Misperton, Ryedale in North Yorkshire after the government required a review of the company’s finances, Friends of the Earth fracking campaigner Rose Dickinson said:

“This welcome news is a further blow to the fracking industry, and a major boost for everyone working to prevent fracking in Ryedale.

“Third Energy is now facing an in-depth government investigation into its financial health.

“Whilst fracking has failed to deliver for the last six and a half years, renewable energy has gone from providing a tenth of our electricity to supplying a third of it.

“The government should finally pull the plug on fracking: It makes no sense for our environment, our climate or our energy needs.”

Across the country, people are calling on the government to ban fracking for the sake of our climate.

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Notes to Editors:

1. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s commonly known, is the controversial process of pumping a high-pressure mixture of chemicals and water into shale rock, ‘fracturing’ it to release gas. England is the only part of the UK where the process is allowed to take place, as authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have put a stop to it because of the risks.