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.
Graphic of drilling through an idealised shale rock layer. Source: Cuadrilla Resource In the past few years, the locations of geological faults and even whole rock strata have moved as we learn more about the geology below Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking 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.
For the first time since 2013, a quarterly public attitudes survey for the government has not asked questions on whether people support or oppose fracking.
In this week’s listings Decision expected on Ineos plans for shale gas exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire; First anniversary of Green Monday protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Latest release of data in government public attitudes to fracking survey; Start of Lancashire lorry […]
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 […]
Fracking near geological faults in former coal mining areas could trigger earthquakes and should not take place without careful assessment of all available geological data, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.
Support for fracking in the UK has risen again, according to the latest findings from a quarterly government survey. Opposition remained unchanged and is still 14 percentage points ahead of support. The results published this morning put support at 18%, up two points on the previous survey. This is […]
In this week’s listings: Opening of public inquiry into INEOS shale gas plans for Harthill Continuing public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s drilling and fracking scheme at Roseacre Wood No Faith in Fracking Week West Sussex County Council meeting on Angus Energy site at Lidsey Scheduled publication day for latest […]