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Discussion > Yorkshire Post's war on fracking

The benefit cheat who claimed she was so ill she barely left the house - but was then caught at an anti-fracking demo ...
outside the Cuadrilla shale gas
... Catherine Jackson, from Fleetwood, admitted dishonestly failing to notify a change in circumstances

Jun 15, 2019 at 3:19 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

pg3 " Tories wreck Climate motion"
... East Yorkshire council Tories side stepped declaring a climate Emergency

... The area has just discovered a new £1bn gas field.

Jun 20, 2019 at 5:12 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

June 19th
The clean air zone for Leeds & Brum due to begin in January has been delayed cos the tech is not ready

Jun 25, 2019 at 3:57 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Union chief in call to farmers to help cut gas emissions
Yorkshire Post5 Jul 2019
EVERY FARMER has a role to play in the industry’s bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040, farming leader Minette Batters says.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president also warns that the Government must provide incentives to help farmers achieve the ambitious goal.

The NFU announced its ambition for the industry to achieve “net zero” emissions by 2040 earlier this year – a goal which is 10 years ahead of the new legal target for the country as a whole to reach zero emissions by 2050.

Ms Batters is speaking at a conference today hosted by the NFU and Sustainable Food Trust, which will see industry leaders, scientists and policy makers discuss what is needed to deliver “climate-friendly food for all”.

She will say: “Climate change is the greatest and most compelling challenge facing society today and each and every one of us has a part to play to mitigate the climate threat.

“For farmers, this means tackling the climate challenge head on – adapting the way we produce food to help deliver a greener planet for us all.”

The net zero target “does not need to impact net farm income, and certainly doesn’t mean downsizing production or exporting our production abroad”, Ms Batters will tell the conference.

Increasing efficiency of production, capturing more carbon on farmland by restoring soils and planting new farm woods, and boosting bionenergy and renewables will help meet the target, the NFU says.

But Ms Batters warns that effective incentives are going to be vital in each of these areas.//

Jul 5, 2019 at 4:40 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

That NFU woman is a massive climate alarmist

Jul 10, 2019 at 1:23 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The ASA have ruled on a challenge to FoE’s claims about fracking:

FoE won, thanks to a very well resourced and argued defence.

Jul 10, 2019 at 1:23 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Looks like FoE threw something of the order of £100,000 at that ... possibly even as much as twice that amount.

Whoever made the complaint obviously hadn't reckoned on a war chest like that.

PS I know how much the reports cited usually cost

Jul 10, 2019 at 5:01 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Friday : woman leaves job as manager of Dubai Polo Club to head Ocean Polymers a corp aiming to clean up ocean plastic and turn it to gas using a fleet of vessels.

Well her last job wasn't very green.

Jul 12, 2019 at 3:58 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Thu : With the Kirby Misperton fracking corp now bought by the Americans
the story takes page 1 and page onto 2
..ooh scary scary
FFS they didn't even get to the testing stage last time.

Jul 12, 2019 at 4:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Special photo article on St Gina Miller saying without the EU we will run out of medicine.

same page : Every home in Scotland to be powered by wind turbines.
.. actually they power zerobhomes
cos they only supply intermittent leccy

Jul 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

eh up Steve Mason is back
Every 6 months the YP gives this anti-fracking activist an article
Today :

The print title is : To safeguard our future, we have to ban fracking
BAN Fracking. These are the words that should be on the lips of every environmental activist, campaigner and politician in the UK. If fracking gets a foothold, our commitment to a fossil fuel-dependent economy will be sealed for decades. If that happens, the UK can kiss all climate change targets goodbye.

It is now crystal clear – and generally accepted – that developing any unconventional oil and gas industry in the UK will result in unacceptable negative impacts on the environment, local communities and democracy, energy security, health and existing economies, especially at a time when the Government should, instead, be urgently developing policies and infrastructure to provide a clean and sustainable carbon- free vision for Britain that is so desperately needed.
In the current climate emergency, fracked gas has no place as a bridging fuel in the country’s much-needed transition to a low-carbon economy and the industry is far from ever going to meet the tests set out by the Committee for Climate Change.
If we are to be serious about tackling climate change, then it is imperative that every method at our disposal is used to halt fracking and to ensure it does not gain a foothold in the UK. Climate change needs to be tackled urgently and fracking is the clear and present environmental danger right now in the UK.

Jul 16, 2019 at 1:55 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Another hysterical letter
Sunday 14 July 2019
From: Dr Peter Williams, Newbiggin, Malton.
Kevin Hollinrake’s green claims undermined by his support for fracking - Yorkshire Post letters

THE recently-published Manifesto of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) pledges that a “ban on fracking is overwhelmingly sensible”.

Jul 16, 2019 at 2:01 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Saturday : Ah long letter pushing back in favour of fracking from Andy Jones
pointing out we'll end up buying Putin's gas cos the Nordstream pipeline into Germany
.. exactly the antis are Putin's little helpers

Jul 22, 2019 at 4:25 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Friday also there was another 2 letters pushing back against Steve Masons anti-fracking

From: Vincent Booth, Accrington.
\\ IN response to Steve Mason (The Yorkshire Post, July 16), the Committee on Climate Change has stated that natural gas will be required to develop a hydrogen economy by 2050 //

Jul 22, 2019 at 4:37 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tge second pro fracking letter was from From: Mary Andrew

Jul 22, 2019 at 4:38 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tuesday Chris Coopers letter pushes against Steve Mason's anti-fracking letter

also points we'll end up importing more vos we need gas to transition

Jul 23, 2019 at 3:46 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

After last week's XR street blockages, one long letter says they are right,
another says they are vandals who shouldn't have sprayed stone bridges.

..Yet for some reason the YP has stick a random picture of a windfarm on a completely different part of the page.

Jul 29, 2019 at 4:26 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

July 31 Anti fracking letter from Councillor Paul Andrews

Today Andy Jones writes a long reply debunking his dreamery
pointing out various errors including that he'd confused electrity with all energy so vastly underestimated the amount of fossil fuels the UK uses and needs.

a second long letter also condems Andrew's

Aug 5, 2019 at 5:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Saturday in the Times Letters
Greenpeace , CPRE and 20 names against fracking

Aug 17, 2019 at 3:26 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Yorkshire Post of course misrepresent the story of fracking paused due to tremor
'largest tremor'
Nope its 1.55 whereas 2.3 was reached on another site before
The report begins by quoting the Labour Party pledge to ban fracking
quotes activists
Yet not impartial as it quotes no pro source.

Aug 23, 2019 at 4:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Monday's front page
- Clean Air - leaders join forces
- Fracking in Yorkshire is a dead duck *
- No-deal Brexit could severely damage our NHS, doctors warn

All pseudo-liberal agendas

The clean air thing is UK100 Report ... PR thing
asking for more money "£2K-£6K" scappage scheme each poor person, small biz to buy new EVs etc
end quotes the government 'sod off we already have a £3.5bn scheme'

* purely PR item about Lancashire site being suspended.

Sep 3, 2019 at 2:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

pg5 "Fracking fears vindicated"
- half page of anti fracking PR

Sep 3, 2019 at 2:35 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Thu - too long anti-car letters

Sep 3, 2019 at 3:29 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Wednesday 28th : Policing XR in Leeds cost £200K

Sep 3, 2019 at 3:30 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tue - 27th Letter 'bring back coal' cos the rest of the world has it

Sep 3, 2019 at 3:56 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen