Written by Paul Frost of Frack Free Mansfield
An internationally reported protest followed in front of the iconic Major Oak, looking like a smaller version of the tree in the film Avatar. We now know that this led to political advice that the early part of the year was “inappropriate” for such a decision, which is now scheduled for June, after the elections returned a Tory led coalition at Notts County Council.
Fracking is particularly stupid in this part of the country, honeycombed as it is with former mine workings - it definitely does not need another source of seismic activity. The Edwinstowe and Ollerton area is already known as “Earthquake capital of the UK” due largely to mining subsidence.
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