Poll shows most in WA oppose fracking

Poll shows most in WA oppose fracking

Opponents of the controversial gas exploration technique hydraulic fracturing outnumber supporters almost two-to-one in WA, according to internal State Government polling.

In results that suggest the practice known as “fracking” is widely viewed with disapproval or scepticism, the research found that 36 pent of respondents objected to it.

In comparison, just 22 per cent of those interviewed backed the technology, which involves injecting water, sand and chemicals deep underground at high pressure to release gas.

What’s more, only 7 per cent of respondents strongly supported fracking, compared with 26 per cent who strongly objected to it.

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