North Yorkshire MP To Hold Talks With Fracking Companies

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Story by Alex Ross in The Press.

Fracking companies will meet with a North Yorkshire MP to discuss a regional plan for the extraction of shale gas.

Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, has arranged to see the bosses of Cuadrilla, Third Energy, iGas and INEOS next month to find out how the controversial drilling could take shape in his constituency.

He said: “The aim of this meeting will be to create a model of what shale gas extraction would look like in terms of visual and environmental impact and how this can be communicated.

“I believe this is important because, until now, there has not been a clear picture of the visual impact on our countryside so that we can assess how it will affect us.”

Mr Hollinrake says he is convinced fracking, which involves drilling and blasting a mix of water and chemicals into the ground to fracture rock and extract shale gas, should go ahead but only in a “balanced and measured” way.

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