3 October 2017 — Friends of the Earth Scotland
Another fantastic campaign victory!
Today, we secured a momentous win for communities and our climate: The Scottish Government has announced a ban on fracking!
The Energy Minister announced that the existing moratorium would be extended indefinitely using planning and environmental regulation powers to effectively ban the fracking industry.
We’ve been campaigning alongside communities opposed to fracking and unconventional fossil fuels since 2011. It is wonderful news that this dirty, dangerous industry will not go ahead in Scotland. Read more on the decision today and how we got to this point.
The only hitch is that the Minister did not commit to putting the ban into law. However, the Scottish Government must seek Parliament’s approval for its plans to stop fracking, in a crucial vote in only a few weeks time.
Contact your MSPs now to ask them to push the Government to go further and ask them to take the final step by passing a law banning fracking.
Enormous thanks must go to you for taking action. Whether it was emailing MSPs, responding to the public consultation or sharing information on social media, well done for all your efforts. It is vital that we work together to protect the environment.
Well done for keeping Scotland frack-free!
Yours in celebration,
Mary and the team at Friends of the Earth