Newsclip®: [Business] Councillors to decide on whether to allow the first new English fracking operation since 2012 | Environment | The Independent

"Councillors considering whether to allow the first fracking operation in England since a temporary ban was lifted in 2012 have been warned the proposal risks destroying the reputation of North Yorkshire by turning it into an area perceived as “the fracking capital of the UK.” North Yorkshire County Councillors have also been told about fears that letting the UK firm Third Energy frack for shale gas at a site near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale risked earthquakes and a “disastrous” contamination of water supplies.",

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