Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
A public inquiry which opens tomorrow into oil plans in north Lincolnshire could see the first examination of the government moratorium on fracking.
The government has no clear idea on how much it has spent supporting fracking, what the benefits would be and how much investment would be needed in future, the UK’s spending watchdog has revealed.
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it has resumed hydraulic fracturing at its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool.
Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high.
Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.
Owners of fracking sites may be liable for the clean-up if project backers go out of business, MPs said in a report published today.