Prime Minister David Cameron visits Gainsborough to outline fracking plans

The Prime Minister is visiting Gainsborough this morning to outline plans for the controversial gas extraction technique of fracking.

David Cameron has announced that councils that back fracking will get to keep more in tax revenues in a bid to promote drilling.

Environmental groups have called this announcement a ‘bribe’.

French energy giant Total are believed to be ploughing £30m into drilling for gas at two sites in Lincolnshire, one of which is in Gainsborough.

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