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Would he lie to you?

A couple of weeks ago we commented on Mr Egan’s claim that reports of damage were in the “low two figures”. It was a strange claim given that we have heard from a variety of sources that there were over 100. So what are we to make of the publication...

The fat lady is on stage

.. and she is already singing. Today Cuadrilla announced that they are demobilising the fracking equipment at their site at Preston New Road as they will not be able to restart fracking before their existing planning permission runs out at the end of November 2019. Before they can frack again...

The Tipping Point

Today research commissioned by NERC and Natural Environment Research Council and Economic & Social Research Council showed for the first time that a clear majority of the UK population (56%) are opposed to fracking with only 32% supporting it. The research also showed that nearly half the population (46%) oppose...

#DontMessWithTheTLS

Since Cuadrilla stopped fracking operations at Preston New Road in December due to the seismicity which they appear to have induced there has been a relentless lobbying effort to get the 0.5 Ml (Local Magnitude) seismic Traffic Light System (TLS) limit raised. The industry has a problem here though. Not...

Wave 28? Wave Goodbye!

Today saw the publication of the BEIS Wave 28 public attitudes survey. The questions on fracking have remained after going missing in Wave 26, and reappearing in Wave 27 and they make grim reading for the fracking companies. Support has nosedived to its lowest level ever – the same 13%...