Please join our Euro 2014 candidate Katharina Boettge for a walk in the Lincolnshire Wolds, to draw attention to the threat from fracking.
A planning application to drill for oil at Biscathorpe has been made by Egdon Resources Ltd. This company holds licenses to develop the gas-shales by fracking between Lincoln and Gainsborough, and in the North Somercotes area.It is unlikely that many will know Biscathorpe. It is an idyllic and unspoilt beauty spot in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, with two fords crossing the River Bain, a lost medieval village and a picturesque church.There is much concern about the consequences of drilling for oil in this area. The impacts could include pollution of the river, damage caused by lorry traffic, noise and lighting, upsetting the fragile local ecology, and an end to the beauty and tranquillity of the neighbourhood.Furthermore, following the recent IPCC report that there has already been enough oil and gas discovered to result in catastrophic global warming, there is the wider concern of additional oil exploitation in Lincolnshire.On Sunday next, 13th October, a…
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