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Public perception: Distrust for fracking

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17059 (2017) | Download Citation

Oil and gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing is controversial, with government support but mixed public opinion. Deliberative research shows that securing public support may be difficult because citizens in the United States and United Kingdom are sceptical of government and industry motives.

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  1. Philip Macnaghten is at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University Leeuwenborch, Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen 6706 KN, The Netherlands.

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