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Would you welcome fracking in Midlothian?

Newtongrange was the largest mining village in Scotland in the 1890s. 
Photo by Dr Dennis Connolly

Newtongrange was the largest mining village in Scotland in the 1890s. Photo by Dr Dennis Connolly

The UK government has lifted it’s ban on ‘fracking’ - to extract shale gas reserves from underneath the ground using hydraulic fracturing.

This process had been halted following a fracking project in Lancashire being linked to earthquakes there, but it has now been given the all-clear.

As a former coal mining area, Midlothian could be in line for applications from companies wanting to use the controversial method.

In next week’s Advertiser, we’ll be asking if this would be a welcome development in the area.

Take part in our online poll, right, or add your comments below.

Email letters to midlothianadvertiser@jnlothian.co.uk

 

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