Fracking go-ahead would be ‘betrayal’
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”.