31 Jul '13, 3pm

Lord Howell

Lord Howell

Lord Howell's idiot's guide to fracking and the North East Simon Bowens 31 July 2013 Yesterday, in the House of Lords: "There are obviously - in beautiful rural areas, worries not just about the drilling and the fracking, which I think are exaggerated - but about the trucks, the delivery and the roads and the disturbance. And those are quite justified worries." "But there are large uninhabited and desolate areas, certainly up in the North East, where there's plenty of room for fracking well away from anyone's residence where it can be conducted without any kind of threat to the rural environment." These comments from Lord Howell of Guildford, George Osborne's father-in-law, prompted stunned responses across the country and were rightly labelled as disgraceful by many. Lord Howell showed a staggering ignorance about the North East and a complete disregard for the communitie...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/idiots_guide_fracking_40868.html

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