Two-thirds of people surveyed in Lancashire opposed fracking within five miles of their home, according to a new poll published today.
A former Conservative parliamentary candidate and leading establishment figure has condemned the Tory manifesto pledges in support of fracking.
As expected, the Green Party has promised to replace fracking, coal-fired power stations and nuclear with renewables.
A Conservative government would take some decisions on shale gas drilling plans out of local control.
The Lib Dems became the second party in two days to publish a manifesto with an anti-fracking pledge.
Party manifesto mentions of onshore oil and gas (in alphabetical order)
Research from the US calls for a halt to fracking. A report from Environment America says fracking produces enormous volumes of toxic waste water that once brought to the surface poses hazards for drinking water, air quality and public safety. The report also says fracking requires huge volumes of […]