THIS is the countryside spot where a 60-metre fracking rig will be built for 24-hour gas drilling, under new plans.
Residents in Harthill are organising an opposition strategy to the proposals by chemical giant Ineos Shale for Common Lane.
The firm wants to drill down 2,800 metres for shale gas over a five-year period at the near 1.5-hectare greenfield site.
It has submitted an environmental impact assessment to Rotherham Borough Council, claiming that negative side effects are “unlikely”.
Anti-fracking group opposes Rotherham drill plans AN ANTI-fracking campaigner this week vowed to lobby and oppose plans to drill for gas in Rotherham. The Advertiser reported last week how the Government had issued exploration licences for land coming almost all … Continue reading