Thousands oppose Derbyshire fracking plan

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

Friday, 27th January 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Friday, 27th January 2017, 3:56 pm
People are opposing 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.

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.

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An Eckington Parish Council meeting discusses fracking.

“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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An Eckington Parish Council meeting discusses fracking.