Thursday, September 22, 2011
A Yorkshireman writes in
There's shale methane over them thar hills, so they say. But we already knew that Lancashire is full of gas (BBC).It has to be extracted through a fracking process. Why they feel the need to be so rude about it, I don't quite know.It turns out you smash a few rocks and extract the gas that way. It's controversial, with some people saying it could cause problems if we break the wrong rocks. Perhaps, but look on the bright side. If it all goes wrong, it's only Lancashire.On the other hand, if it all goes right, Lancastrians could be rather better off than Yorkshiremen. And that can never do. The only solution is a peacekeeping force from Yorkshire to secure the Western petrochemical supply line. Who's with me?