YP Letters: MP must put up a better defence of fracking

scarborough MP Robert Goodwill, who criticised fracking opponents smoking at a protest camp in Kirby Misperton.
scarborough MP Robert Goodwill, who criticised fracking opponents smoking at a protest camp in Kirby Misperton.
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From: Wendy Cross, Waterside Road, Beverley.

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.

From Sue Cuthbert, Newton on Rawcliffe.

YOUR correspondent Lorraine Allanson, who is an active supporter of the fracking industry, has some of her facts wrong (The Yorkshire Post, January 25).

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) closed the case against Friends of the Earth informally without making any ruling on their claims or accuracy.

FoE agreed not to reuse an old leaflet, but they continue to stand by the facts that fracking causes problems to people and the environment. There are very many peer-related reviews from Pennsylvania to prove this.