Opposition to fracking has reached a record high of 45%, according to a quarterly government survey of public attitudes.
The decision on Angus Energy’s planning application for an extended well test at Balcombe will not now be made this month.
Just one in ten people support fracking in the UK, according to the latest results in a quarterly government survey.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
The pro-fracking group, Lancashire For Shale, which has backed Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, is reportedly being disbanded.