Thousands oppose Derbyshire fracking plan

People are opposing fracking in Derbyshire.
People are opposing fracking in Derbyshire.
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More than 67,000 people have signed a petition against fracking in Derbyshire.

Claire Booker McLean, who lives close to the site where Ineos wants to drill for shale gas near Marsh Lane, Eckington, started the petition because of concerns about the impact fracking would have on her environment.

An Eckington Parish Council meeting discusses fracking.

An Eckington Parish Council meeting discusses fracking.

She said: “We have bats, moles, badgers, foxes and many birds including birds of prey in the area.

“Fracking risks damage to our health, countryside and possible pollution of water as well as an inevitable reduction in house prices.

“I live only 300 metres away and regularly walk my dogs and take my children close to the proposed drilling site so I’m very worried about the impact fracking would have on our lives.”

Eckington parish councillors voted against Ineos’ plans, but the decision rests with Derbyshire Council.

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Councillors vote against fracking - but warn of tough battle ahead
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