Someone should be listening to concerns over fracking

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Fracking is an issue which is dividing the nation, mining a large crack between those who fear it will be happening underneath their houses and those who are rich enough not to care as they have 16 houses spread across the world.

Do we know enough about the dangers, the long-term effects? No, we do not.

Do we feel violated by the thought of any old Tom, Dick or Harry being able to explore in our nether regions? Yes, we do.

So is this NIMBYism? Maybe.

But as there are so many communities who are against it, someone should be listening.

It’s time that the frackers faced up to the fact they need a new plan as, in a few months’ time, this country should be going green.