Fracking information and opinion
Unfortunately, no independent, authoritative review of the evidence related to fracking has been carried out in the UK. A very few such reviews have been carried out elsewhere, but there is conflict over whether their conclusions are equally applicable here.
As a result is it difficult for people to feel confident that they have enough reliable and unbiased information on which to base a judgement.
We have therefore put together a list of links to a range of sources of information and opinion (below). It is by no means an exhaustive list, but we offer it as a balanced starting point.
It is important to note that Helmsley Town Council is not endorsing any of these sources: we have included a range of different perspectives, but the facts presented in one are often contradicted by another.
Independent investigative journalism
Drill or Drop?
Pro-fracking campaign group
FORGE (Friends of Ryedale Gas Exploration)
Anti-fracking campaign group
Frack Free Ryedale
Environmental campaign groups
Friends of the Earth
Government departments and agencies
Dept of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Oil and Gas Authority
North Yorkshire County Council (for Minerals and Waste Joint Plan)
Health and Safety Executive
National and local government and representatives
Kevin Hollinrake, MP
North Yorkshire County Council
Ryedale District Council