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Scottish Parliament Votes to Ban Fracking

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"It is clear from today's vote that there is a growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas." The Scottish Govt has put a moratorium on shale gas, coalbed methane & underground gasification


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Evelyn B (63)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 2:12 am
Scottish Parliament votes to ban fracking
01 June 2016

Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s vote to ban fracking on the grounds that it is incompatible with Scotland’s climate targets this afternoon.

Head of Campaigns, Mary Church said:

“It’s great that the Scottish Parliament has voted to ban fracking and sent this clear message to the Government to get on and do it. It is also clear from today’s vote that there is a growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas.

"The many SNP MSPs who stood on an anti-fracking platform in the Holyrood election are clearly feeling the pressure on this important issue.

“We look forward to greater urgency from the Scottish Government in ending the uncertainty for communities faced with unconventional fossil fuel extraction across Scotland.”

Labour, Green and Lib Dem members voted for an amended motion to ban fracking and other forms of unconventional fossil fuels, while SNP members abstained and Conservatives voted against. The motion is non-binding on the Scottish Government, which has put a moratorium on shale gas, coalbed methane and underground coal gasification.

Animae C (509)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 5:17 am
Woohoo WTG Scotland!!!

Thanx Evelyn

Ben O (128)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 5:57 am
Good news are hard to find these days... : ~ )

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 1:12 pm
Way to go Scotland!

Roger G (148)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 2:03 pm
noted, thanks

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 3:37 pm
Lots of sense within Scotland.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 5:55 pm
Noted. Thanks, Evelyn.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 2, 2016, 7:08 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday June 3, 2016, 3:35 am
Thank you Scotland, more countries should do the same.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 4:50 am
Good going Scotland!! Where's the rest of the planet? Thanks Evelyn.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 6:10 am
Exploitation can only bring poverty

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday June 3, 2016, 12:48 pm
Great news, Evelyn. This one has passed me by in all the conundrum around Brexit.

Knud T (53)
Friday June 3, 2016, 1:07 pm
We knew that, - more and more country`s will do it!

Judy C (91)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 12:00 am
Smart move, Scotland! Thanks Evelyn.

Thomas M (8)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 9:15 am
Scotland, please send the memo to US state governments and the US Congress. They don't get it.

margaret cochran (41)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 2:17 pm
every country should follow Scotland's lead

Lenore K (0)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 3:56 pm

Melania P (123)
Thursday June 16, 2016, 10:01 am
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