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UK rules in favour of Third Energy fracking permit

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Despite opposition from environmental campaigners, the UK's High Court has ruled that a permit awarded to Third Energy for fracking in North Yorkshire is valid, leaving the company free to go ahead with tests to determine the viability of oil and gas extraction at the site.

Britain’s High Court has ruled that a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) permit awarded by North Yorkshire County Council for Third Energy Holdings Plc’s Ryedale operation was legal, following challenges from environmental campaign groups.

In May, the UK’s North Yorkshire County Council granted Third Energy permission to go ahead with...

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