Fracking should have no place in Scotland’s future.

#KeepItInTheGround

Fracking is unsafe, unnecessary and completely incompatible with our climate change targets. Despite the fact that licences to drill for oil and gas are currently given at a UK level Scotland can ban fracking once and for all.

Blog: How Scotland Can Ban Fracking

News: On fracking, Scottish Greens have stood with communities​
 

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Time to lift the fracking threat hanging over our communities

Alison Johnstone MSP Wed 23 Aug, 2017

Analysis by Heriot-Watt University has hit the headlines, warning that the so-called “opportunity” for fracking has been “over-hyped”. This adds weight to the case for a permanent ban on the practice.

Drilling into the ground beneath our communities and fracturing the rocks to enable gas to escape is something Scottish Greens have fought since it was first proposed. Opening up an extra source of fossil fuel makes no sense if we’re serious about reducing climate change emissions and limiting the damage that will be caused by rising global temperatures.

Academic report adds weight to fracking ban calls say Greens

Thu 17 Aug, 2017

The case for fracking in Scotland has “all but vanished” say the Scottish Greens after an academic report published today demonstrated how unsuitable the practice would be in Britain’s terrain.

Expert analysis from Heriot-Watt University also states that the so-called ‘opportunity’ for fracking has been ‘overhyped’.

Mark Ruskell MSP, the Scottish Greens’ climate and energy spokesperson, said:

Harvie presses First Minister to commit to decision on fracking this year

Thu 15 Jun, 2017

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, today (15 June) used First Minister's Questions to press Nicola Sturgeon to commit to a decision on whether or not to ban fracking by the end of this year.

Mr Harvie highlighted that the government's fracking consultation, which closed two weeks ago, has received tens of thousands of responses, one of the biggest ever responses to a government consultation.

Last chance to convince government on fracking ban say Greens

Wed 31 May, 2017

Communities in Scotland now have less than 24 hours to tell the Scottish Government to introduce an outright fracking ban, say the Scottish Greens.

The Scottish Greens have been calling for people throughout Scotland, concerned by the prospect of the hazardous practice being made legal, to take part in the government consultation before it closes today.

Green Investment Bank sale to fracking funder criticised by Greens

Thu 20 Apr, 2017

The decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to a company that has invested billions of pounds in fossil fuel projects has been criticised by a Green MSP.

Australian bank Macquarie has a history of investing in fracking and opencast coal mining projects and Green MSP Andy Wightman says that GIB’s environmental credentials are “now in tatters”.