Kirby Misperton; Lies about 7 miles from us and is the centre of a discussion about fracking. There has been a gas pipeline from one of the fields since 1985 as you can see from the Wiki below. The controversy rages about proposed fracking, the company is of course aided and abetted by the government, whereas the general opinion of many people is it is far too dangerous. The fields stand suspended by their fate and so do our rivers! And then there is of course earthquakes, which suspended an earlier foray in this country at Blackpool several years ago. Oklahoma has just experienced a serious earthquake due to the effects of what they think is 'wastewater injection' into the fracking wells.
Fracking is foolhardy, especially in a small country as ours is, there are other solutions on the table, but those big oil digging companies want something different to make their profits, problem is we cannot clean up our rivers after they have contaminated them or get rid of the chemical 'wastewater' used in the mining of gas and oil. It seems in this country for every step forward we take two backwards, we are at the mercy of big business and government, Teresa May bribing the dissenters in the area with a £10,000 bribe - sweet backhanders for short term profits!
"Adjacent to the village lies one of the most popular amusement parks in England, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo. A gas field nearby, discovered in 1985, pipes gas to the Knapton Generating Station. The fields were bought by Kelt UK Ltd (owned by Kelt Energy plc and Edinburgh Oil & Gas plc) from Candecca Resources Ltd (owned by BP in 1992"
|Signs warning you off at the entrance to the gas field|
|This is what you see all round this part of Yorkshire|
|For years I have passed signs for Flamingo Land wondering what it is like, looks a bit like Mcdonalds sadly ;)|