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Questions on attitudes to fracking dropped from quarterly government survey

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.                                                                                                      The latest findings, published this morning, cover only whether people were aware of the process.                                                             Previously, 18 surveys for the Wave public attitudes tracker had asked whether people supported or opposed fracking for shale gas and by how much. It also asked people why they supported or opposed.

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Cuadrilla warned over another environmental breach at Lancashire fracking site

Permit breaches at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site have risen to at least six, online publication of a report has confirmed.     The document from the Environment Agency said Cuadrilla breached the rules in the way waste was managed at the site.                  A warning letter was sent to the company but the Preston New Road community liaison group was not told about the breach.

 

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Campaign group begins legal challenge to government planning policy on fracking

The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.

 

The group, led by the fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre, has sent a legal letter to the Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire. It argues that Mr Brokenshire acted unlawfully over changes to fracking planning policy

 

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FRACKING IN HISTORIC MINING AREAS: A RISKY BUSINESS

 

Professor Styles’s evidence raised concerns on the lack of scrutiny within the government upon granting permission for exploratory fracking works to go ahead with so many unresolved issues, putting communities at risk with no accountability to rely on, other than the sketchy self-regulation that is clearly happening.

He stated:

“To date, it does not appear that any proper industry or government due diligence has taken place with regards to fault lines mapped.”

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