For more details, including the full text of their joint letter, see this Farmers Weekly article: https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/northern-landowners-say-no-fracking.htm
The fracking industry is approaching farmers and landowners seeking access for seismic surveys.
Fracking companies want access to land to carry out seismic surveys in order to study the geology in an area. Seismic surveys are often a precursor to fracking taking place in the area being surveyed.
We have been informed by some of our members that land agents engaged by INEOS have been approaching landowners around the Malton, Norton areas and out towards the Yorkshire Wolds in North Yorkshire to negotiate access to land for the purpose of carrying out seismic surveys.
We know that some landowners and farmers are refusing to allow access. You may find our section “Your Rights” helpful, as this relates to access on to land by fracking companies.
Matt Trevelyan – a sheep farmer in Ryedale, North Yorkshire – called upon the farming community and other land-owners to deny fracking companies access to their land, saying that KM8 was “just the tip of the iceberg” in terms of the scale of the threat of shale gas fracking in Yorkshire.
Farmers have again joined demonstrators against fracking, this time at Third Energy’s site in North Yorkshire. More details from Farmers Weekly