Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Fracking to be banned immediately in Scotland



The Scottish government has announced an immediate ban on fracking, following overwhelming public opposition to the controversial process.
 
 
Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said the gas extraction technique will be outlawed after more than two years of consultation and research into potential impacts.


The news was welcomed by environmental campaigners, who called the decision "a victory for the environment".


Friends of the Earth Scotland said the decision to ban the "dirty industry" was one that would be "welcomed across the country and around the world".


Calling the Scottish government's conclusion "right and sensible", they said it was necessary to "avoid potentially devastating impacts to people's health, the climate and our natural environment".




SKY    News.