We remain determined to press for a permanent fracking ban

Responding to comments by Labour leader Kezia Dugdale that her party will change its position and oppose fracking, Patrick Harvie MSP, Economy and Energy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said:

“Scottish Greens led Holyrood’s first debate on fracking, calling for a ban, in May 2014. MSPs from all parties voted against it. Labour’s sudden conversion a few weeks before an election is late but welcome.
“Pressure from the Scottish Greens led first to a moratorium on fracking, then extended it to other dangerous methods of unconventional gas extraction. We remain determined to keep up the pressure for a full, permanent ban."