Category: Public Opinion

Support for Fracking Continues to Slide Towards Single Figures

Support for Fracking Continues to Slide Towards Single Figures

BEIS Wave 23 shows  almost 3 times as many now oppose fracking as support it. Support for fracking at lowest point since the survey began. Only 13% now support fracking. 36% now oppose it. Strong support down to 1% Today saw the release of the latest quarterly BEIS Public Attitudes...

Emergency measures

Emergency measures

Cuadrilla recently submitted an application to vary their planning permission at Preston New Road.   As part of this they submitted a Supporting Statement This supporting statement was approved by no less than the Chief Executive of Cuadrilla as can be seen here: In this supporting statement they made the...

Water water everywhere ….

Water water everywhere ….

In an effort to clarify the issue of where the water we drink comes from I put in an EIR request to United Utilities. It took them some time to come up with a response but here is a summary. If you live in the Fylde then your water comes...

Could imported LNG really be cheaper than UK produced shale?

Could imported LNG really be cheaper than UK produced shale?

We were struck by a graphic produced by the Frackers’ PR machine last week so we decided to do some analysis of the relative costs ourselves. The results are quite interesting. The moral of today’s story is “Don’t be taken in by simplistic and illogical memes.” Here in one graphic...

Please Police Me!

Please Police Me!

POLICING COSTS FOR PRESTON NEW ROAD MAY ALREADY HAVE TOPPED £10 MILLION MUTUAL AID COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT OVER £1 MILLION FRACKING IN PRODUCTION COULD EAT UP HALF OF LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY’S BUDGET FOR 20 YEARS For some time now those supporting fracking have tried to turn the narrative away from...

The answer my friend …

The answer my friend …

New research by You Gov commissioned by climate change group 10:10 shows that on shore wind is vastly more popular than either of the government’s two pet projects (Small modular nuclear reactors or fracking) Support for fracking is particularly low. A very clear majority (61%) really don’t want a fracking...

And in the naked light I saw …

And in the naked light I saw …

A week or so ago I met local music teacher Andy Severyn for a beer and out of the blue came an idea for a song about fracking. A couple of days later Andy and I (but mostly Andy) had put together some great replacement lyrics for Don McLean’s haunting...

Minitrue

Minitrue

In George Orwell’s 1984, the main protagonist, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, or “Minitrue”, as an editor. He is responsible for historical revisionism; he rewrites records and alters photographs to conform to the state’s ever-changing version of history itself. In 2017 he might have got a job...

“Nation shall speak rubbish unto nation”

Well it finally happened! Industry astroturfers Backing Fracking have at long last created their own website, 2 years after collecting over £1100 for the purpose. On each page of the site they repeat the claim that “Backing Fracking is a residents collective” We imagine that Backing Fracking must subconsciously referring...

Proud of Froud

Proud of Froud

We are so impressed by Trina Froud’s letter in this week’s Lytham St Annes Express that we thought we’d reproduce it in full here. She speaks for many of us who are frustrated by the portrayal of events by Lancashire Police and their failure to deal with Cuadrilla’s security team...