As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
The Scottish government would ban fracking if it had the legal power to do so, a senior member of the Scottish National Party has said.
Anti-fracking campaigners in England have been responding this afternoon to the announcement that the Scottish Government is extending indefinitely the moratorium on unconventional oil and gas. We’ll update this post as more comment comes in.
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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.
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Labour MSP Claudia Beamish has launched a public consultation as part of her attempt to ban fracking in Scotland.