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​
 

Latest Campaign Updates

UCG report could be tipping point to deliver a ban on fracking

Mark Ruskell MSP Fri 12 Aug

We now know that the first shipment of shale gas produced by fracking is expected to arrive in Scotland very soon.

The sight of the so-called "dragon" fleet of ships docking in Scotland will no doubt get Ineos bosses pushing for fracking to begin in Scotland, but we are not going to allow that to happen. The Scottish Parliament reflected public concern that fracking offers too much risk for too little gain and the time for the Scottish Government to come off the fence has arrived.

A great result for communities across Scotland at risk of fracking

1 June, 2016 - 17:36

Mark Ruskell, Climate & Energy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Mid Scotland & Fife, tonight welcomed the vote in Parliament in support of a ban on fracking.

Two years ago a ban was proposed in a debate brought by the Scottish Greens but all other parties voted against it.

Tonight SNP MSPs abstained on amendments from the Greens and Labour opposing fracking, resulting in a majority of MSPs in support of those amendments. The Green amendment also called for radical and ongoing reform to democratise land.

Adoption of our policy on young carers is welcome

25 May, 2016 - 15:43

Scottish Green MSPs today welcomed the announcement by the First Minister that the Green manifesto proposal for a young carer's grant will be explored by the Scottish Government.

Responding to the FM's statement to Parliament ahead of a two-day debate called "Taking Scotland Forward", Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:

"In this session of Parliament all parties will need a positive agenda to have influence on a minority government. Simply making demands or trying to block action will not work. 

Cabinet reshuffle suggests FM understands need to reach out to others

18 May, 2016 - 14:01

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, welcomed today's cabinet reshuffle by the First Minister, noting that Fergus Ewing had been moved away from the energy brief and that the government's emphasis on education policy had been signalled by the appointment of John Swinney.

Patrick said:

How Scotland Can Ban Fracking

sle4438 Fri 1 Apr

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.

Here's how: