Bird lovers have joined critics who want to stop plans for fracking in the Thames Valley. The wildlife charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are concerned that drilling and habitat damage involved could harm wildlife.
The controversial process of splitting rock to release shale gas has already led to protests in Balcombe in Sussex where it has now been ruled out - but there are other potential sites including large parts of Oxfordshire.
Licences for fracking will be up for grabs later this year - in a 350 square mile area between Kidlington, Banbury and Bicester north of Oxford. Fred spoke to Harry Huyton from the RSPB.
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