Support for fracking ‘grows’ in Blackpool and West Lancashire’
The phone poll of 500 people in Blackpool, Fylde and West Lancashire by Britain Thinks found 57% supported or strongly supported shale gas extraction, up from 50% in December 2012 and 44% in October 2012.
The proportion saying they opposed or strongly opposed fracking fell from 23% in October and December 2012 to 20% in the latest survey.
Asked what they saw as the greatest benefit 47% said job creation. Water contamination (30%) overtook seismic activity (20%) as the biggest concern of those surveyed since the last poll. Climate change was left in fourth (9%) just behind gas leaks (10%).
Source: Energy Live News