Scores of fracking projects across England were given a boost last night as councillors in Yorkshire approved the first scheme in five years. Third Energy is expected to become the first British company to frack legally since 2011 after it won the right to press ahead with extracting shale gas near the North York Moors national park despite protests from local residents and campaigners. North Yorkshire councillors voted seven to four in favour of the scheme after a marathon debate at a two-day meeting of the planning committee.
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