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Scotland Announces Indefinite Moratorium on Fracking: “The People Have Spoken”

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From CommonSpace –
The people have spoken”: Fracking banned by Scottish Government
3rd October 2017 , 17:35pm, by Caitlin Logan

Fracking opponents welcome announcement and call for further commitment

FRACKING WILL NOT take place in Scotland, the Scottish Government announced on Tuesday (3 October).

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy revealed the much anticipated decision in parliament, to coincide with the publication of the analysis of the Scottish Government’s public consultation on the issue.

Wheelhouse said: “Taking full account of the available evidence and the strength of public opinion today, my judgment is that Scotland should say ‘no’ to fracking.

“To put this position into immediate effect, we have today written to local authorities across Scotland to make clear that the Directions that gave effect to the moratorium will remain in place indefinitely.

“Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland.” Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation…

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