The petrochemical giant Ineos is due to begin its legal challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on fracking. The ban followed two years of consideration by ministers but the company believes it is unlawful. In 2015 the Scottish government stopped all fracking while it sought the opinions of experts and the public. In making the decision for what was called an “effective ban”, ministers said there was “overwhelming opposition”. The ban does not involve legislation but is an instruction to local authorities not to consent planning for any fracking-related activities. Ineos will argue that was unlawful as the licences were originally issued by the Westminster government. Because Ineos was granted those licences, it will also be asking the Court of Session for compensation.
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