Scot Gov flip flops on fracking again

July 9, 2018 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has extended Ineos' fracking licence in the area to the south and west of Falkirk, Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"The Scottish Government's stance on fracking is erratic and nonsensical. Extending Ineos' licence in Falkirk sits at odds with their resolute anti-fracking rhetoric.

"It was only last month they were flitting between calling it a ban and a 'preferred position' depending on the audience. Communities in areas at risk of being fracked won't be impressed to see the supposedly solid fracking ban flip-flopped once again.

"Liberal Democrats are clear that embarking on a whole new front of carbon-based fuels and energy production would do nothing to help meet our climate commitments."