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Peer Lord Howell apologises over 'desolate' remark

A Tory peer has apologised for "any offence caused" after he said fracking should take place in "the North East" because it was "desolate".

Former energy secretary Lord Howell had said there was less concern there than for "beautiful natural areas".

He was criticised by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Friends of the Earth.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 30 Jul 2013
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