Strong words this week from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on government plans to allow fracking in, errrr, nature reserves:
“Allowing this activity could have disastrous impacts on European Protected Sites, European Protected Species, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and locally designated sites.
“Once the damage is done there will be no rescue package, we could lose everything.
But Yorkshire Tory Kevin Hollinrake MP — whose constituency of Thirsk and Malton includes the North York Moors National Park — begs to differ:
“We should not ignore what may be the opportunity of our lifetimes.”
Many of his constituents don’t seem to agree.
But with a majority of nearly 20,000, environmental scientists have yet to determine whether he gives a sh*t.