BCC response to shale gas development approval in North Yorkshire

1st June 2016

Commenting on North Yorkshire County Council's decision to grant permission for a shale gas extraction site, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "This decision is a much-needed victory for pragmatism, in the face of the serious energy security problems Britain faces.

-Businesses will want to see speedy development of this and other shale gas sites, together with maximum environmental and community consideration, not endless appeals. -Fracking has the potential to play a part in solving the UK's energy crunch, and create new energy-related jobs in many areas.

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