Isle of wight faces fracking

Following news that new fracking licences are being offered to oil and gas companies for purposes of Unconventional Shale Gas Extraction (USGE), mainly across the midlands and North of England, it also appears that the majority of the Isle of Wight will be fracked also.

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The Isle of Wight, a well known tourist destination for many, as well as home to134,000 local residents, measures around 148 square miles in total. Below are the proposed licence areas that, when you compare to the image above, cover almost the whole of the island.

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