Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) refers to the method used to extract gas or oil from shale rock by injecting large volumes of water containing a number of additives. This includes sand and lubricating fluids into the rock under high pressure.(CPRE website)
With extensive licence interests across North and South Yorkshire, the chemicals giant, Ineos plan to gather geological information through 2D and 3D imaging technology and also plan to carry out some exploration drilling.
This will provide detailed information about the rocks 2-3 km below the surface.
This is happening right now and it is closer to home than you care to believe.