Jessica Ernst (a consultant with the gas and oil industry in the US and Canada for 30 years) talks about her direct experiences of fracking:
A very interesting piece in the Malton Gazette & Herald this week about the situation at Ebberston Moor, which we have described in detail on our Ebberston Moor South briefing and our How to Object pages on this website. The deadline for making comments and objections with the North York Moors National Park Authority and the North Yorkshire County Council is now October 24th.
The article goes on to discuss the ‘dash for gas’ and its implications in Ryedale and beyond. It points out that there are worries that potentially carcinogenic chemicals may escape and contaminate groundwater around Ebberston. This is a particular concern for Ryedale campaigners, including Frack Free North Yorkshire and Frack Free Ryedale, who fear that fracking may damage the Ryedale landscape, including the North York Moors National Park.
It also highlights that, according to a report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee, widespread fracking would not help to bring down gas prices as it has done in the US.
Read the full article here.