North Yorkshire County Council Approve Fracking: Friends of the Earth respond
North Yorkshire County Council have today granted permission for fracking in Ryedale. Simon Bowens, Yorkshire and Humber campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said:
“This is an absolute travesty of a decision but the battle is very far from over.
“Today 7 out of 11 North Yorkshire county councillors voted to approve this fracking application in Ryedale, ignoring the objection of Ryedale District Council itself, as well as thousands of local residents and businesses.
“Despite this decision, public support for fracking is plummeting as Wales, Scotland and countries across Europe have suspended it. The risks to people’s health and the environment are unacceptable and we will fight on.”
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