Responding to reports that North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to delay their decision on fracking in Ryedale and seek public views on new information provided by Third Energy, Simon Bowens, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humber Campaigner, said: “North Yorkshire County Council is right to delay this decision which, for a start, could have a profound impact on Yorkshire’s beautiful landscape. This deserves full investigation.
“This latest set-back for the fracking industry will make people question whether it will ever happen in Britain.
“It’s time to look at the real reason that fracking has failed to take off anywhere in this country: it is risky, unpopular and is still not likely to bring energy bills down. And this is without considering the biggest issue in this debate which is that fracking is just not compatible with preventing climate change.”