Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
Calls by the shale gas industry to relax the rules on earth tremors induced by fracking are not widely supported by the public, according to a new poll.
The council where Aurora Energy Resources wants to drill and frack two shale gas wells has confirmed it continues to object to the process.
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.
Aurora Energy Resources has announced it is seeking consent to frack for shale gas in West Lancashire.
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.
Opposition to fracking has risen to near record levels in the latest government public attitudes survey with a big increase in concern about earthquakes. Support for fracking fell to a joint record low.