Britain begins Fracking


An anti-fracking protestor dressed as a policeman outside the County Hall in Preston, Britain, 23 June 2015. Protesters gathered as Lancashire Council were deciding on two planning applications that will set a precedent for fracking plans in Britain.

Britain begins Fracking

North Yorkshire is the first region in the U.K to be fracked since 2011. This is a groundbreaking development for the oil industry.

The controversial oil exploration technique infuses sand, chemicals, and massive amounts of water under high pressure into rock, causing it to fracture, thereby releasing oil and gas captured therein millions of years ago.

A North Yorkshire Conservative-dominated Council near the village of Kirby, Misperton, was the first to approve a similar development. That...

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