Frack­ing go-ahead would be ‘be­trayal’

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

Fail­ure to in­tro­duce a to­tal ban on frack­ing will be a “be­trayal” of Scot­land’s cli­mate change com­mit­ments, SNP min­is­ters have been warned.

Reports have sug­gested the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment could con­firm within days that it is to out­law the prac­tice.

Labour, the Lib­eral Democrats and Greens have al­ready made their op­po­si­tion to frack­ing clear, with Labour hav­ing pledged to bring for­ward leg­is­la­tion if the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment fails to act.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment an­nounced a mora­to­rium on frack­ing in 2015, but min­is­ters have still to de­cide if this should be per­ma­nent.

They are due to set out their view on frack­ing and seek par­lia­men­tary ap­proval “in the com­ing weeks”.

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