The Scottish Government has today announced an effective ban on fracking!
You can watch Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse give his statement here: https://www.
The responses to the public consultation, and an analysis, are now available to view on the Scottish Government website: https://consult.scotland.gov.
The Scottish Government will use planning powers to effectively ban unconventional oil and gas extraction. Paul Wheelhouse stated:
There is a chance that a future Scottish Government could overturn this decision therefore we support calls for the Scottish Government to take the final step and pass a law banning fracking, when the powers over onshore oil and gas licensing are devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the Scotland Act 2016. The decision of the Scottish Government will go to a vote in Parliament at some point after 23 October. Friends of the Earth Scotland have produced an e-action to MSPs thanking for efforts so far and calling on them to push the Government to go further and commit to passing a law banning fracking. Please sign and share: https://act.foe.scot/put-
CCoF would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has helped over the past five/six years - this has been a long struggle! Congratulations to everyone involved in the campaign.