Who should decide on fracking came under the spotlight on BBC Question Time from Blackpool last night.
UKIP says shale gas is too great an opportunity to ignore but it has promised not to drill for it in national parks.
The Conservatives have made big gains in the county council elections in areas in the frontline of fracking for shale gas.
Nearly 1,000 of the 3,990+ candidates standing in the general election have made a formal promise to oppose fracking in their constituencies, according to the latest figures from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
Party manifesto mentions of onshore oil and gas (in alphabetical order)
Nearly a third of British voters said they would be less likely to vote for candidates who backed fracking in their own constituencies, according to a poll released today.
Pro-fracking UKIP predicted to top Euro election poll – but anti-fracking Greens see surge in support
22nd May 20014 The latest opinion survey suggests UKIP will top the polls in Britain in today’s elections to the European Parliament. Research by YouGov conducted last night predicted that UKIP, the strongly pro-fracking party, would win 27% of the vote, giving it 21-23 seats. The party currently […]
14th April 2014 More people would prefer a wind farm in their local council area than a fracking site, according to research published today by YouGov for the renewables company, Ecotricity.
More people would prefer a windfarm than a fracking plant if they had to choose which was built in their local area, according to the pollng organisation Survation. In a study for yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, Survation found that 68.1% of people would choose a windfarm, compared with […]