With 40+ marginal seats in more 170 English parliamentary constituencies potentially affected by oil and gas licences, the campaign network, Frack Free United, warned today that the impact of fracking on the election should not be underestimated.
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.
A survey out today has found that 80% of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a licence to explore for shale gas believe that planning applications should be required before drilling.
August 2018 sees Cuadrilla prepare to frack its site at Preston New Road. There are meetings to decide oil site proposals in Surrey and Lincolnshire. The latest government survey results on attitudes to shale gas will be published and the outcome of a legal challenge to UKOG’s protest injunction […]
Just one in seven women would be happy about living within five miles of a fracking site, according to a new opinion poll.
A group supporting shale gas operations in Lancashire has invited business leaders to take part in a survey about attitudes to protester activity in the county.
This round-up looks at studies about fracking published in the past month. Please let us know if we’ve missed a report you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
DrillOrDrop reviews recent public opinion surveys on shale gas The long-running Nottingham University survey of public attitudes to shale gas extraction has recorded its lowest level of support for fracking. And for the first time in this poll, more people oppose than support shale gas.
Support for fracking has risen slightly, according to the latest survey in ongoing government research. But the proportion who “strongly support” fracking has dropped to its lowest level.
A poll of 500 Lancashire businesses released today (16th February 2016) found just over half thought shale gas would have a positive impact on the local economy.