David Cameron Gets Fracked By Greenpeace
By Staff on Saturday, June 7, 2014
This week Greenpeace activists turned the Prime Minister’s country home in Oxfordshire into a ‘fracking site’ in protest at new pro-drilling laws.
‘Activists in hard hats and high-vis jackets turned up on the doorstep of the Prime Minister’s cottage in the Cotswold hamlet of Dean, Oxfordshire, sealing off the property’s front gate with security fencing.’ – reports The Daily Telegraph.
Protesters erected a sign which read “We apologise for any inconvenience we may cause while we frack under your home”, and ordered complaints to be directed to Mr Cameron’s office.
The Greenpeace members also tried to deliver a giant cheque for £50, which is the maximum compensation ministers are willing to pay individual home and landowners to allow companies to drill under their properties.
Greenpeace said the stunt was a protest against legislation which the charity says will clear the way for fracking firms to drill under people’s land and property without their permission.
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