Countryside crisis warning as frackers target Yorkshire

i Sep 16th No Comments by
Fracking wells - coming to a field near you?

Fracking wells – coming to a field near you?

The Yorkshire Post reports on the crisis facing Yorkshire as fracking companies eye up the shale rock below the hills and dales of the county. Rural campaigners have urged the Government to consider the impact of fracking on the half-a-billion-pound-a-year local tourism economy.

Jules Marley, chair of the CPRE (Campaign for Protection of Rural England) Craven branch, said: “An influx of lorries on roads – barely suited for milk trucks – would not only disrupt local farmers but compromise the tranquillity and beauty that attracts tourists to our outstanding North Yorkshire countryside.

“The hills and dales of North Yorkshire were shown to the world in the recent media coverage of the Tour de France, and we need to maintain the quality of our countryside to keep the tourists coming back and supporting our rural tourism industry.

Read the full article in on the Yorkshire Post website.


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