Scotland Announces Fracking Ban

In a four-month public comment period, 99 percent of the 65,000 Scots who responded expressed opposition to fracking. (Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland/Flickr/cc)

After Overwhelming Public Opposition, Scotland Announces Fracking Ban

"We have so much wind and wave power that it is retrograde in the extreme to lend any support to the fracking industry."

by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams

From Julia:

"Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking, following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice—and called for the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom to follow suit."

Find her full article here:

Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition

From The Guardian Scotland editor Severin Carrell:

"The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish energy minister, told MSPs that allowing fracking would undermine the government’s ambitions to deeply cut Scotland’s climate emissions, and would lead to unjustifiable environmental damage."

Find Severin's full article here:

For Ineos Petrochemical Company's reaction to the ban read:

#banfrackingnow #scotland #frackingban #ineos #petrochemical #climatejustice #environmentaljustice #shalegas

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