The Scottish Government is being urged not to renew an Ineos shale gas licence at the end of the month. The licence, known as PEDL162, east of Glasgow, reaches the end of its exploration term on 30 June 2018. Petitions signed by members of the public and local community councils call on the Scottish Energy Minister to exercise his new powers over the oil and gas industry and cancel the licence. Onshore oil and gas licensing powers were devolved to Scottish Ministers under the Scotland Act 2016 on 9 February 2018.
Drill or Drop 28th June 2018 read more »