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Fracking gets the go ahead in North Yorkshire

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>> Shame on you, shame on you.>> Anger and disappointment as a fracking operation gets the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the first in the UK in five years. Counsellors voting seven to four in favor of the application to extract shale gas, leaving protesters fuming.>> There are elections next May, and people here today will not forget this decision.
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>> Third Energy wants to start fracking at its site in Ryedale, drilling into the ground and using water in high pressure to force gas from the rocks.>> We are focused on our business, and we want to get on with it.>> But critics fear it will damage the environment and endanger wildlife.
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>> Today we resolve to continue to fight to remain free from fracking.>>
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>> The approval is a boost for Britain's shale gas industry, and with the government pledging to go all out on shale gas, it's unlikely to be the last.