Fracking is the process of blasting water, sand and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get out the gas or oil.
This isn’t the solution to our energy needs. Investing in fracking will divert vital cash and resources away from clean, renewable energy projects. And digging up more fossil fuels, right at the time we need to stop burning them, will only make climate change worse.
Unless we act now, some of our most beautiful countryside could end up covered in thousands of drilling rigs as fracking firms seek to extract gas and oil beneath.