Labour is set to bring forward a bill aimed at banning fracking in Scotland. The Scottish Government introduced a moratorium in January 2015 but ministers have yet to decide whether the temporary ban should be made permanent. Scottish Labour environment spokeswoman Claudia Beamish now intends to press ahead with a member’s bill to outlaw fracking. She said: “The SNP has repeatedly failed to ban onshore fracking in Scotland – so Labour will do it.” Ms Beamish added: “The climate science is irrefutable. Scotland does not need a new fossil fuel as we shift towards a low-carbon economy.
STV 26th June 2017 read more »