Steep decline in British public’s fracking support, poll shows

Blue and Green: The percentage of Britons who support fracking for shale gas has sunk to below 50%, according to the latest YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Nottingham University. Support for shale gas has not recovered since the 58% high it reached in July 2012. This had fallen to 54% by September last year and then 53.3% by January. The latest instalment of the poll saw support fall to 49.7%. High profile protests at a Sussex test drilling site last summer, where Green party MP Caroline Lucas was arrested,......

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