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Last Night

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Last night was more than anyone could bear.
Last night they plunged a dagger into Yorkshire,
approving plans to poison land, to fracture 
the ground beneath our feet, to choke the air.

Four thousand people sent in their objections.
A hundred speakers warned what could occur.
But seven County Councillors didn't care
and kicked North Yorkshire in the wrong direction:

a course that leads to greenhouse gas pollution,
to floods and droughts, to chaos everywhere,
away from clean sustainable solutions.
But if it seems the fossil view is winning,
a more pernicious threat's our own despair:
the fight for Yorkshire's only just beginning!

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Tim Ellis

Wed 25th May 2016 10:41

Tommy, it's no surprise that of the 7 councillors who supported the application, 6 were Tory and one was independent. There was one Tory who went against the party line and voted no though, and the other 3 no votes were labour, liberal and independent.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 24th May 2016 19:57

What political party voted which way?

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Tim Ellis

Tue 24th May 2016 13:26

My reaction to the disgraceful decision by 7 of the 11 North Yorkshire County Council Planning Committee members to approve fracking at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

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