As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.
The shale gas company, Ineos, has lost its case against the Scottish Government’s policy on fracking.
Fracking Week in Parliament 1 The Scottish Government has been urged to stop exploration for shale gas by Ineos in an area between Glasgow and Falkirk.
In the past half hour, the Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, announced to the Scottish Parliament: “Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland”.
Campaigners said more than 40,000 people have called for a ban on fracking in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation which closes just before midnight tonight.
In this review of what politicians said in parliament: Graham Jones: local people know best – so why not on fracking? Baroness Jones: arrests at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests Paul Wheelhouse updates the Scottish Parliament on unconventional oiland gas With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Fracking and carbon capture and storage Fracking and the Green Investment Bank sale Fracking and public consultation in Scotland
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Statement and questions on Scottish Government research on fracking Greenhouse gas emissions from unconventional extraction Earthquakes and fracking Shale gas and traffic
The Scottish Government announced today it hoped to decide next year whether to allow fracking for unconventional oil and gas.