Public support for fracking in the UK at record low, official survey reveals

A survey by the Business and Energy Department showed just 16% supported the controversial process of shale gas extraction, down from 21% last year and the lowest since the study was launched five years ago. Just 13% of the 2,000 people questioned said they knew a lot about fracking, with just under half knowing “a little.”               Groups opposed to fracking said the findings showed that the industry was pulling energy policy in the wrong direction.

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Double challenge to ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s fracking site goes to Appeal Court

Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool take their legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.                                      A two-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice will hear arguments from Preston New Road Action Group and the anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, along with Cuadrilla and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

By Ruth Hayhurst

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What’s happening this week? 28 August-3 September 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on permission for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool;
  • Deadline for comments on IGas application for testing at Ellesmere Port gas site;
  • Third Energy information event about fracking at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire;
  • Frack Free Community Gathering in response to Third Energy event;
  • Plus demonstrations, meetings and talks

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of September coming soon.

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Fracking Sites Expose

Good Morning!
 
Please read this absolutely devastating report from the massive country of North America.
 
Then consider the infliction of the Fracking Industry on our tiny 
island!
 
Then consider your stance on the whole Fracking Industry?
 
I leave it with you
 
Peter Roberts.
 
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What’s happening this week? 21-27 August 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Closing date for comments on applications for environmental permits at three sites;
  • Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool;
  • INEOS Upstream at the Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum
  • Gathering on the Green, Lytham, Lancashire;
  • The commonweal reaches Leith Hill;
  • Plus meetings and presentations;

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of August and beyond here.

 

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Fracking research and report round-up: August 2017

This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.

Please let us know if we’ve missed a reference you think should be included.  Click here to get in touch.

These papers have been added to the Research and report section of DrillOrDrop which has links to studies on fracking and onshore oil and gas dating back to 2011. Look for this section under Resources on the menu.

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