Fracking has been approved in North Yorkshire.
The site in Kirby Misperton run by Third Energy has been given the go-ahead to extract shale gas through the controversial fracking method despite opposition from protestors.
CEO of Third Energy, Rasik Valand stated: “We will now be in a position to prepare and submit a formal application to the Secretary of State for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent (HFC).”
“The Hydraulic Fracture Plan is a technical document that sets out how the company will meet a range of specific regulatory protections around hydraulic fracturing.”
“These measures are in addition to the established regulatory environment which covers all onshore oil and gas development.”
An Environment Agency spokesman stated: “We are satisfied with Third Energy’s arrangements for monitoring during and after hydraulic fracturing.”
“The Environment Agency is committed to ensuring that shale gas operations meet the highest environmental standards and can only go ahead if they are safe for people and the environment.”
Regular audits are expected to take place on the site to assess safety and security and to ensure high standards are constantly maintained.