Majority opposes fracking without residents’ approval
Plans to allow fracking companies to drill deep under people’s homes without residents’ permission are opposed by three-quarters of the British public, according to a new poll.
Only 13 per cent of 1,898 respondents to the YouGov survey backed the move, which is expected in next month’s Queen’s Speech – with 74 per cent not in favour.
The survey comes as a coalition of environmental groups including the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and the Wildlife Trusts writes to David Cameron to criticise the plans.
They argue that under-house drilling should only occur with the permission of homeowners. “The rush…
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