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Fracking fears for the North York Moors after oil company gains permission to drill for gas

North York Moors

“Environmental campaigners fear an oil company’s plan to drill for gas in one of Britain’s national parks is a stalking horse for a future bid to carry out fracking in the area.”

“Environmentalists fear the permission sets a precedent for future fracking applications. Fracking involves forcing liquid into the ground to split rocks and release the gas trapped within. A key fracking fear is the amount of water used and the potential for contaminating drinking water supplies. The North York Moors – famous for stunning moorland, and historic sites such as England’s oldest Christian monument, Lilla Cross on Lilla Howe – are said to be rich in shale gas, which can only be extracted by fracking.”

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