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People living in the Vale of Glamorgan say a fresh proposal to drill for natural gas would cause huge damage to the countryside.
Today, they went to campaign close to the site, which is just metres from a conservation area.
Fracking is a technique used to release gas and oil from shale rock.
- It involves drilling down before fracturing layers of rock using a pressurised liquid.
- Water, sand and chemicals injected into the rock then allow gas to be released.
- The process enables petroleum, natural gas and other substances to be extracted.
Campaigners against plans to test drill for gas on a site near the village of Llantrithyd in the Vale of Glamorgan will today meet with Jane Hutt, the Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan.
Plans have been put forward to test drill on agricultural land on the Bonvilston to Llancadle road. It's just one of a number of sites being considered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Jane Hutt AM, who has given her support to local campaigners, will today visit the proposed site.