US voters support higher oil production while UK fracking policies face criticism

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015

A survey conducted for the API has revealed that a large proportion of voters in the US would support a candidate who pushed for higher oil and natural gas production ahead of the general election in the country next year. The UK government meanwhile has been lambasted by Greenpeace for its fracking policies in protected areas and national parks.

More than two thirds of US voters have said they are more likely to support a presidential candidate who advocates an increase in oil and natural gas production, according to a recent telephone poll conducted by Harris Poll for the American Petroleum Institute (API).

The survey, held ahead of the...

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