Lord Howell suggests we should frack in the 'desolate North East'.
Emily Blyth from Sunderland and a member of the Green Party executive has a musical reply to Lord Howell:
Find a world with unlimited water, Where pollution is useful and rare,
Where earthquakes don't pose any danger, And go fracking there
Where climate change won't make a difference, A planet with nothing to lose,
Take your drills and your poisons and go there, And frack all you choose.
find me a planet where there's no other way
No wind and no sun shining day after day
Where the tides may flow out, but they never flow back,
That's where you should frack.
Find a world where there's nobody living, The landscapes are empty and bare,
No habitats needing protection, And go fracking there.
If no one is drinking the water, And nobody's breathing the air,
You can churn up the earth all you want to and no one will care,
So go fracking there.