Beware risky dash for gas

Have your say

From: Linda McAvan MEP, High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire.

I was surprised by the decision of the UK government to continue with ‘fracking’, given that there are still so many unknowns about the process.

We are in the very early stages of shale gas exploration in the UK, with many questions including the risks of seismic activity, greenhouse emissions and water contamination remaining unanswered.

The EU is looking very carefully into the environmental impact of shale gas exploration before making its recommendations and I only hope the UK plans to proceed with the same caution.

Scrap the right to bear arms

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

HOW many more massacres will it take for the USA to stop their obsession with guns? It really is time that they changed that part of their constitution giving individual citizens the right to bear arms.

Incidentally, I know I am telling another country what they should do, but, given the times under Blair we became Bush’s poodle, I think I’m entitled to have my say.

Next time ask eventer Nicola

From: Rhys Thomas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

WHENEVER the equestrian riders feature on the BBC, Clare Balding always tries to interview Zara Phillips, the Queen’s grand-daughter, who never says anything of note. It was the same at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

It would have been great to have heard from Nicola Wilson of Northallerton who helped to win team silver in the three-day eventing.

Bad example

From: Andrew Mercer, Oxford Road, Guiseley.

DIDN’T Bradley Wiggins set a bad example at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year with his frequent references to the free bar?