WEB VOTE: Do you support fracking for shale gas?

A shale gas test site.
A shale gas test site.
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This week, we received a letter from the MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Godfrey Bloom (UKIP), welcoming the news that the Government will cut the rate of tax on fracking to just 30 per cent, compared with more than 60 per cent on North Sea oil.

Mr Bloom argues that shale gas may be the answer to our impending energy problems, but environmental groups protest the process could have catastrophic effects, including earthquakes, and distract politicians and energy firms from investing in renewable sources of energy.

So we are asking you: do you support fracking for shale gas? Answer our web poll above, or share your comments below.