You can read 9 more articles this month
FRACKING firm IGas has now begun drilling at an old bomb test site in Misson, Nottinghamshire, in order to explore for shale gas.
Locals have mounted a sustained protest outside the drill site to highlight their environmental and safety concerns.
The site was used as a bomb test ground by the Royal Air Force until 1958 and the parish council claims that 400,000 bombs were dropped in the area.
Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett told the Morning Star that the drilling was “obviously disappointing.”
“Having been on the gates at Misson with protesters, I know they will be downhearted and concerned,” she added.
She urged campaigners not to give up.
“The tide is turning very strongly against frackers. They have lost the public argument and this industry will not win in England.”
Drone footage taken last week shows IGas has set up dozens of shipping containers within the perimeter fence of the site and erected eight large storage tanks.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.