Yorkshire Post reader Wendy Cross, of Beverley, wrote to us with her concerns over the scientific evidence used to justify the safety of shale gas exploration.
Read her letter below and vote in our poll on the issue.
"I note that Robert Goodwill MP, for Scarborough and Whitby (The Yorkshire Post, January 27) watched a TV item about the Kirby Misperton protection camp. This showed a person smoking. He seemingly uses this to defend the fracking process! Wikipedia tells me that the MP farms hundreds of acres of land in North Yorkshire. Is he content, I wonder, to see it overlaid with well pads and drilling rigs? He must put up a better scientific defence of the safety of fracking than ‘I saw one of the protesters puffing on a rolled up cigarette’! Do your homework, Robert."
Wendy Cross, Beverley