Well, that’s easy enough

Plans are being made for fracking to take place under Sherwood Forest where an ancient oak stands where according to legend Robin Hood and his merry men rested.

Ineos, one of the world’s biggest chemicals company, is poised to start looking for gas under Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, in a move which could lead to it seeking permission to frack the area.

The area could become a flashpoint with campaigners from Frack Free Nottinghamshire saying they will copy Robin Hood’s example and “defend Sherwood Forest”.

You defend the forest up there at ground level and they’ll frack hundreds of feet below you. You’ll not even know it’s going on.

19 comments on “Well, that’s easy enough

  1. Some of the oil wells in Nottinghamshire were fracked. Can these morons point to any detrimental effects of this fracking? In fact, the campaign against fracking has been one of largest and most persistent post-truth false news stories. I wonder where Facebook stands on the massive lies and misinformation peddled by anti-fracking tossers.

  2. The article says the company is carrying out seismic surveys to explore for shale deposits, and also that fracking is planned to take place. The two are not the same, quite substantially so. Which is it?

  3. “Gas is one of these environmentally friendly alternatives, and potentially we in the UK have a huge supply of indigenous gas under our own feet. It would be simply crazy not to explore this natural resource.”

    Indigenous gas? Glad to hear it’s not migrant gas.

  4. Robin Hood defended Sherwood forest? I thought he obeyed his lawful sovereign against illegal usurption of his powers plus resisted unwanted European interference in British politics mainly through the unjustifiable extraction of English money to enrich an embedded European elite?

    There are forests in the South of England that used to be Roman iron ore mines.

  5. The minute “Frack Free Nottinghamshire” or any of the other ‘local’ ‘environmental’ campaign groups break the law, declare them a terrorist organisation and then freeze all the assets of anyone who funds them.

    Life would be so much more pleasant if the likes of Soros or Steyer were not able to fund the anti progress wankers.

  6. TIS–Witty indeed.

    Of all eco-freaks I hate the anti-fracking crew the most. The biggest liars and most ridiculous bullshitters of them all.”Mah tap war-ter dun hexploded !!!”

    Soros needs a black glove interview and to be obliged to sign every penny he has over to good causes.

  7. I love it when leftys cite Robin Hood as inspiration. The man who fought against excessive Government taxation. Makes me chuckle.

  8. “Frack Free Nottinghamshire”

    Okay, so you’ve got resources to exploit and profit from, yet you choose not to.

    Any area that is a net beneficiary of tax money from the UK as a whole ought to see that little subsidy disappear if they pull shit like this.

    It ain’t much different than some arse that would rather stay on welfare than take up a job offer.

    (I’m from up that way, and this kind of lefty shit gets right up my nose.)

  9. Mr. X:

    Not that far from me are places where, presumably (according to news reports), folks experienced explosions of whatever was coming from their water faucets.

    And, in other news, in the same vicinity, is town (thru which I’ve driven–over quite some years–a half-dozen times or so) named Frackville. I’ve tried to imagine a business to exploit that name (indifferent as to whether pro- or anti-) but haven’t had a single revelation. (Seems like waste of a natural resource.)

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  11. Cynic,

    ““Frack Free Nottinghamshire”

    Okay, so you’ve got resources to exploit and profit from, yet you choose not to.

    Any area that is a net beneficiary of tax money from the UK as a whole ought to see that little subsidy disappear if they pull shit like this.

    It ain’t much different than some arse that would rather stay on welfare than take up a job offer.

    (I’m from up that way, and this kind of lefty shit gets right up my nose.)”

    Great argument, I shall be using it, often.

  12. If Guy Shrubsole, a Friends of the Earth campaigner and his fellow anti-everything friends value the ground under Sherwood Forrest so much. The solution is simple: buy it and the mineral rights and dig some underground sustainable caves to live in.

    Most of the inhabitants of Brighton could move there and live in their green nirvana isolated from rest of the world.

    I’m sure few would object.

    It could even be commissioned as a TV programme:
    C4: An Underground Eden
    Participants include: Guy Shrubsole, Orinoco Shirker, Tomsk Fick, Wellington Green, Cholet Prim and Great Uncle Bulgaria

  13. Pcar – “If Guy Shrubsole, a Friends of the Earth campaigner and his fellow anti-everything friends value the ground under Sherwood Forrest so much. The solution is simple: buy it”

    Except I thought the British government changed the law so that now oil and gas fields under land we used to own now belongs to the government? So you can buy the land but the state still owns anything of value underneath them and you can’t stop them giving it to Sinopec or whoever to frack their little hearts out.

    We were once a free country.

  14. Gold and silver always did belong to the sovereign. Coal, oil and gas were nationalised as well in, umm, 1930 perhaps?

    All other minerals belong to the landowner.

  15. All other minerals belong to the landowner.

    Does that mean that the landowner can insist that the spoil heap from any oil or gas drilling be processed for all minerals, and have the cheque handed over?

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