Support for fracking has risen and opposition fallen, according to results from a government survey published today.
Opponents of fracking near Formby are seeking help from their MP to overturn Covid-19 lockdown arrangements at a council meeting.
Campaigners have urged planners to drop their support for more time at an oil exploration site in West Sussex.
The UK’s Climate Assembly has said government plans for economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak should also help achieve net zero carbon emissions.
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.