Support for fracking ‘grows’ in Blackpool and West Lancashire’

Support for fracking ‘grows’ in Blackpool and West Lancashire’

Support for fracking ‘grows’ in Blackpool and West Lancashire’

Support for fracking has increased in and around Blackpool near Cuadrilla Resource’s Bowland Basin license area, according to a survey commissioned by the firm.

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%).

Read more here http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/10/17/support-for-fracking-grows-in-blackpool-and-west-lancashire/

Source: Energy Live News

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