Oil firms win four-year extension to explore ‘Gatwick gusher’ – the Telegragh

Gatwick Airport Monorail.

Gatwick Airport Monorail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Rural Surrey. Fields near Dunsfold in...

English: Rural Surrey. Fields near Dunsfold in the very bottom right corner of this square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: M23 Junction 9 - Gatwick Airport Spur...

English: M23 Junction 9 – Gatwick Airport Spur Road, West Sussex. Viewed from a bridleway bridge just to the south, looking N. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Telegraph article is a must-read for residents of Surrey and Sussex in the UK. It reports that the oil firms hoping to bring a black gold boom to parts of Surrey and Sussex have been handed a four year extension on their exploration licenses for the so-called ‘Gatwick gusher’ and nearby sites.

Source: Oil firms win four-year extension to explore ‘Gatwick gusher’ 

I have a German friend who lives in  Texas, US and he has described in enormous detail what happened when the frackers come to town – eventually, he was forced to sell his home. But Surrey and Sussex are different to Texas – they are heavily populated and most home-owners are indebted up to their eyeballs. Shall we invent a new kids’ game called ‘Fracking musical chairs?

Thoughts?

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