The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish energy minister, told MSPs that allowing fracking would undermine the government’s ambitions to deeply cut Scotland’s climate emissions, and would lead to unjustifiable environmental damage.
Guardian 3rd Oct 2017 read more »
Independent 3rd Oct 2017 read more »
Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. To applause in the chamber, Mr Wheelhouse said: “The conclusion of the Scottish Government is that we will not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland., “We have today written to local authorities across Scotland to make clear that the directionsthat gave effect to the moratorium [introduced in January 1015] remain in place indefinitely. “We will use planning powers to ensure that any unconventional oil and gas application are considered in line with our position of not supporting unconventional oil and gas.”
Drill or Drop 3rd Oct 2017 read more »
The Scottish Government has today announced that it will ban fracking for good, after nearly three years of a moratorium on the controversial industry!
FoE Scotland 3rd Oct 2017 read more »
ENERGY giants Ineos are set to sue the Scottish Government for around £50million if they announce a fracking ban. It’s claimed ministers will this week replace the current freeze on shale-gas drilling by outlawing the practice entirely.
Scottish Sun 2nd Oct 2017 read more »
Ineos: England will reap the benefits. The decision to ban shale extraction in Scotland has signalled the Scottish Government “turning its back on a potential manufacturing and jobs renaissance”, according to INEOS Shale. Operations director Tom Pickering warned that Scotland will miss out on economic and employment benefits, including an estimated 3,100 jobs.
Scotsman 3rd Oct 2017 read more »