North Jutland municipalities may protest against fracking

Towns joining chorus of voices against drilling

Drilling for shale gas – the practice of fracking – in northern Jutland has resulted in major protests by local people and various environmental organisations.

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Now several municipalities in northern Jutland may join the voices of those want want the drilling stopped.

Aalborg Municipality will vote this afternoon on whether to send a letter to the Environment Ministry seeking to prevent future drilling and fracking in the municipality.

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Frack off
Aalborg is one of a number of municipalities where the French company Total has been granted the rights to exploratory drilling.

The municipalities of Frederikshavn and Hjørring will vote later this month on making a similar request to the ministry.

READ MORE: Danes in favour of shale gas

Total has already launched exploratory drilling in Frederikshavn Municipality at Dybvad.





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