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.
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
One of the UK’s leading public health experts heard testimony today about the stress of living with fracking from neighbours of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.
The government has resumed its quarterly survey of public attitudes to fracking and shale gas. The latest results, published this morning, show support for fracking stands at 15%, down 3 percentage points, and opposition at 31%, down 1 point.
40+ events about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including: Legal challenge against ministerial statements on planning rules for shale gas; Regional meeting for anti-fracking groups in South Yorkshire and E Midlands; Surrey countryside symposium; End of consultation on Lancashire minerals plan Reclaim the Power national […]
In this week’s listings: Deadline for comments on government consultation on changes to shale gas planning rules; Parliamentary meeting on government’s permitted development and NSIP proposals; Public meeting on production plans for Horse Hill oil site in Surrey; Film screenings; Campaign meetings.
Lancashire Police said today it was using drones to film the area around Cuadrilla’s fracking site.