YP Letters: Outlaw fracking in Robin Hood's famed forest

From: John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge.

Anti-fracking activists in North Yorkshire.

I’M pleased to see that the Labour election manifesto pledges not to frack for gas (The Yorkshire Post, May 16).

In a matter of weeks, Sherwood Forest, Britain’s most famous woodland, could be at risk. A huge energy company called Ineos wants to explore underneath it to frack for gas.

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If this goes ahead, Sherwood Forest could be filled with spluttering lorries, heavy machinery and explosives by next month.

I’ve been a long time environmentalist and am asking the Forestry Commission – the Government agency in charge of our forests – not to give the green light and to protect the forest from the destruction that could be caused by fracking. I hope readers will feel the same.

From: Ann Dixon, Harrogate.

IF Labour are ruling out the possibility of fracking, how do they intend the UK to become self-sufficient when it comes to energy?

We have a right to know.