"Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest Faces Fracking Threat"

"Ineos to conduct seismic survey for shale gas and could be working within 200m of the 1,000-year-old tree Major Oak, documents reveal"

"The latest battleground for the future of fracking in Britain looks set to be Sherwood Forest, the legendary home of folk hero Robin Hood and now the target of a seismic survey by Ineos.

The chemical multinational, which relocated its headquarters back to the UK last month, appears to have agreed terms with the Forestry commission to start burying charges and spend up to two years using “thumper trucks” or vibroseis machines to search for shale gas.

Campaigners have called on the government to block any possible fracking and protect the forest."

Gwyn Topham reports for the Guardian January 1, 2017.

Source: Guardian, 01/03/2017