Support for shale gas sinks to a new low

Support for shale gas sinks to a new low, as cracks appear in the industry.

In a government survey on energy, published last Thursday, 6 February, public support for fracking has sunk to a record low.

The survey, carried out quarterly for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, found that 13% supported fracking while 35% opposed fracking. The government survey also revealed 77% of people want renewable energy; the most common reason being the loss or destruction of the natural environment, followed by the risk of earthquakes.

David Burley, co-founder of Frack Free South Yorkshire says, “It’s no surprise that support for fracking is now at an all-time low, as more people discover shale gas is the wrong choice for future UK energy.”

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