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“Majority of potential UK fracking sites are rich in important wildlife”

Countryside near the village of Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire where a planning application by Third Energy to frack was recently approved

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Scientists say that almost two-thirds of the areas that have been labelled as suitable for shale gas extraction have levels of biodiversity equal to or above the national average, according to a new analysis of records collected from across the country.

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“British public support for fracking sinks to lowest ever level”

Support for fracking has fallen from 58% in 2013 to 37.3%, while opposition has risen from 36.1% to 41% in a year.

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The British public’s support for fracking has fallen sharply in the last year and is now at the lowest level ever, according to a long-running poll published as the industry gears up to begin drilling.

“Fracking given UK go-ahead as Lancashire council rejection overturned”

Anti-fracking protesters at County Hall, Preston, in 2015.

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Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire council’s rejection of a fracking site, paving the way for shale company Cuadrilla to drill in the county next year and provoking outrage from local groups, environmentalists and politicians.

“U.K. Lawmakers Urge Fracking Delay on Water, Climate Risk”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-26/u-k-lawmakers-urge-fracking-delay-on-water-climate-risk.html

Fracking shale for oil and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.

A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and allow time to stiffen regulations for the industry, Parliament’s cross-party Environmental Audit Committee said in a report Monday. It called for measures including a ban on venting methane, public disclosure of chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing, and a regulatory regime to be written specifically governing fracking.

“Fracking cannot be compatible with our long-term commitments to cut climate-changing emissions unless full-scale carbon-capture-and-storage technology is rolled out rapidly,” Committee Chairwoman Joan Walley, a member of the opposition Labour Party, said in a statement. “There are also huge uncertainties around the impact that fracking could have on water supplies, air quality and public health.”

“Young Adults Prefer Offshore Wind To Fracking”

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http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/17/young-adults-prefer-offshore-wind-fracking/?utm_source=Cleantechnica+News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=31a2711f77-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b9b83ee7eb-31a2711f77-331987441

According to leading market research company Ipsos MORI who have recently conducted a new poll, there are more young people in favour of offshore wind development than there are in favour of fracking.
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