Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The end of Fracking in Kirkby Misperton?



So when the trucks rolled out, what did you feel - a certain caution of hope I admit.
Victory maybe, why is she so cautious (never trust those on top) but with the government saying that there will only be 200 well sites instead of the 4000 envisaged maybe it is a victory.  If you were to see the map of Yorkshire you would also have quailed at the sight of  the whole footprint as the county had been neatly dissected and broken up by the fracking firms for exploration.  Did you know by the way that you do not own the ground under your plot of land, it could be tunnelled by pipes without your consent.
The protest at the KM site has been fought to the bitter end, private security men and the police have stood between the protestors and traffic going in and out.  Protestors have been taken to court, but their cases thrown out by local judges, not much sympathy for high handed tactics of the security men.
So Kevin Hollincrake, erstwhile politician of my area of this county, is this defeat? will you accept that there are more people against fracking the North Yorkshire Moors then for it?
One of the problems for Third Energy who were going to frack the site, they had been caught with dodgy financial means, i.e. they owed fifty millions pounds, and as their backer Barclays had pulled out of the deal, money stopped floating around as it did with Carillon.
The future is yet to be writ but I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is indeed the end.


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  1. It sounds like the power of the people won out. That is a big victory. I wish that would happen here.

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    1. Although full credit should go to the protestors, it well maybe that fracking is looking less favourable to the government. Scotland and Ireland will have nothing to do with it.

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  2. A small victory - I do hope you are right Thelma - the trouble is that big money talks and there is usually somebody else in the wings ready to step in. Let us all hope I am wrong.

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    1. When the government pulled the plug on green energy, you could see what they had in mind but perhaps fracking is not so easy in this country. Apparently our geological make-up is not so favourable to fracking. We can but hope.

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