Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Survey showing most support Fracking rubbished by Governments own poll

A study showing that "57% of people support the production of natural gas from shale in the UK, compared with 16% who oppose and 27% who are undecided", produced by the Oil and Gas industry and widely publicised throughout Television and Local Media has been thrown into doubt by the Government's own statistics published yesterday (11/10/14).

The  Department of Energy and Climate Change today released the results of its latest poll tracking public opinion on energy and climate issues. It shows the public split over fracking, with the same proportion - 24 per cent - saying they support and oppose shale gas extraction.

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Of course this latest poll received far less attention and fanfare than the Pro Frack Poll.  Take heart from this, as has been said many times before the one thing that and will stop this is public opinion, and right now people remain deeply unsure, as we become more informed about the issues I would suggest opposition can only grow.

Full artical and link can be found at

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Dash for Gas: Independence at a Price

Very interesting taster about the issues involved in Fracking.

Don't be complacent this issue is coming to Sefton so get informed.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Redacted Fracking Report, hidden truths of Fracking?

Heavily Redacted Government Fracking Reports Suggests the Government has something the hide about Fracking.  The report obtained through a freedom of information request assessed how the Onshore Shale and Gas industry and its Fracking program might effect local services, economy and house prices. 

  House prices and the impact on services were the most heavily redacted areas of the report.  Its clear that the social impact of this venture is not something that our government is prepared to discuss with you and I.  I link to the full story an be found at  (Yorkshire post).

A copy of the report is available at