British fracking support falls

British fracking support falls

Support for shale gas was at a high of 58% in July 2012, which slumped to 54% last September and 53.3% this January, the long-running survey by YouGov for the University of Nottingham shows.

Last week, the Tory peer Lord Howell, who is chancellor George Osborne’s father-in-law and who caused a furore last year when he said fracking should take place in the “desolate” north-east, warned that fracking could cost the Conservative party electorally.

We are rather fond of our bit of the north east of England … and hope that it is not sacrificed.

Fears turn to cheers as Bentley gas protest gets joyful news Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fears-turn-to-cheers-as-bentley-gas-protest-gets-joyful-news-20140515-38cw3.html#ixzz32NTVDPfA

Fears turn to cheers as Bentley gas protest gets joyful news Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fears-turn-to-cheers-as-bentley-gas-protest-gets-joyful-news-20140515-38cw3.html#ixzz32NTVDPfA

Here is an example of  local action from Australia – it may soon be like this here.  

Meeting Monday 19th May 2014

There will be a meeting in Walkington Village Hall on Monday 19th May at 7:30pm

Concerned about the drilling between Walkington and Bishop Burton?

· What could happen to our much beloved countryside?
· How could possible leakage from drilling effect the water supply?
· What happens if the drilling company find gas and or oil?
· How is low level radiation involved?
· Why have fracking campaigners been protecting the drill site near the Crawberry Hill between Walkington and Bishop Burton?
· How would a company extract those deposits?