PROTESTERS are to converge on the SNP conference on Saturday to demand a ban on fracking in Scotland. Anti-fracking groups, community councillors and concerned citizens are to gather for the protest a month after the Scottish Government delayed a decision on whether to ban fracking in Scotland. A moratorium on the controversial process, which critics say is dangerous and unproven, has been in place since 2015, and the government said in October 2017 that it backed an “effective ban”. Scottish ministers pledged they would set out their finalised policy on fracking by the end of March. However, they have said they will launch a further consultation process after the Easter break.
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