YP Letters: Frackers will profit at countryside’s expense

An aerial view of the Kirby Misperton fracking site.
An aerial view of the Kirby Misperton fracking site.
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From: A N Burlak, Kilham.

IS there no limit to the greed of the fracking industry? Not content with having licences to frack from the Lancashire coast in the west to the Yorkshire coast in the east and from North Yorkshire in the north to the Midlands in the south, it now considers it essential to drill horizontally under the, until now, protected North York Moors.

It is further evidence of their “couldn’t care less” attitude to the environment, our beautiful countryside and its inhabitants.

From: John Wetherell, Selby.

YES, fracking should be allowed, with safeguards for the national parks, but fracking is now in the national interest otherwise we will have to rely on overseas supplies for a vast amount of our energy needs (Tony Lodge, The Yorkshire Post, January 6).

From: Owen Ford, York.

PLEASE could fracking opponents explain, following Tony Lodge’s article, how they would guarantee Britain’s energy supplies?

From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.

WHY isn’t the proposed Northern Forest built alongside the route of Crossrail for the North to reduce the line’s impact on the environmental landscape?