The Scottish Greens have urged the SNP to wind down Scotland’s oil and gas sector as they open the door to a coalition government. Lorna Slater, the party’s co-leader, said that she was open to negotiations but that no approach had been made. Their increased number in Holyrood will give the Greens “significantly more influence” over the SNP, she said, but one red line in any coalition would be the accelerated decommissioning of the oil and gas sector. Speaking on The Sunday Show on the BBC, Slater said: “The oil and gas sector needs to decline and be phased out — there is no question about that. “The SNP have not yet committed to ever stopping oil and gas extraction and I believe it was still ‘maximum extraction’ from them, which is not reasonable. It’s not safe and it is not in line with our international agreements under the Paris [climate] agreement.
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