ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will stage what they hope will be their biggest demonstration against the controversial process in York on Saturday, writes Peter Lazenby.
Swathes of rural North Yorkshire and other parts of northern England are earmarked by the government and profit-hungry companies for fracking wells.
Opponents say the process pollutes the water table. Reports in the US link increased levels of asthma attacks with proximity to fracking sites.
A “people’s declaration” against fracking has been signed by 33,000 people.
Graham Martin from Frack Free York said: “This will be a peaceful, fun, family-friendly event and we urge everyone who is opposed to this unsafe, unnecessary and unwanted industry to come along and show their opposition to fracking in Yorkshire.”
The protest begins at Clifford’s Tower, York, at noon.