Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in York today for a Don’t Frack Yorkshire march and rally.
“We were absolutely overwhelmed by the turnout today, which exceeded all our expectations. This shows that more and more people across Yorkshire are waking up to the threat of fracking to the countryside, rural jobs, tourism, the environment and climate change.”
“People are now realising that with the whole of Yorkshire covered in fracking licences, fracking is now on everyone’s doorstep.”
Updated 31/7/2016 to remove figure of 3,000+ attendance (quoted in Frack Free Ryedale press release) following comments by people who were at the rally.