YP Letters: Proud of fracking camp members acting for community

The anti-fracking camp at Kirby Misperton.
The anti-fracking camp at Kirby Misperton.
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From: Terry Walls, Yorkshire Party member, Driffield.

CHRISTOPHER Pickles (The Yorkshire Post, March 16) made some powerful points in response to Lord Ridley’s pro-fracking speech. The Yorkshire Party has a policy that decisions on the future of energy production in Yorkshire should be done openly and in full consultation with the communities that will be most affected. The party supports the banning of fracking in favour of investment in renewable technologies and developing green energy solutions in co-operation with local communities.

In accordance with these policies, a group of party members visited the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp and were warmly welcomed by the camp members, the majority of whom were from Yorkshire.

They were delighted to give us a tour of the camp, and it was particularly pleasing to note the extent of recycling being undertaken and the use of solar energy to power such items as smartphones. Whilst we were there, local residents arrived with stocks of bottled water as well as foodstuffs.

They were swapped for empties for recycling. This is a case of Yorkshire people acting on behalf of the local community, despite the hardships of camp life. We felt proud of them.