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More than 3,000 people have signed an anti-fracking petition




An anti-fracking group has presented a petition calling for a ban on fracking in Sherwood Forest.

The Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe group presented the petition, signed by more than 3,000 people, to Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer.

The group collected signatures from residents and visitors to Sherwood Forest in 2018 as part of their campaign.

Fracking petition. left to right are : Jerry Hague, Rev Deborah Hodsons, Mark Spencer MP and Trish Forster-Nardi. (6189865)
Fracking petition. left to right are : Jerry Hague, Rev Deborah Hodsons, Mark Spencer MP and Trish Forster-Nardi. (6189865)

Group members Rev Deborah Hodsons, Trish Forster-Nardi and Jerry Hague, Labour candidate for Sherwood presented the petition.

Mr Hague said: “We believe fracking causes many dangers to people in Sherwood and the countryside including Sherwood Forest.

“Fracking has led to earthquakes, contaminated water supplies, lower house prices and makes it impossible for us to meet the changes needed to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change.

“Fracking is opposed everywhere by communities affected and the voice of those living next door to the fracking sites, such as near Edwinstowe and Ravenshead, should not be ignored.

“We had a constructive discussion with the MP but had to agree to disagree on the merits of whether fracking should be banned in the UK, as it is in nearly every other country in western Europe.”



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