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Fracking Banned In Scotland

Steve
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Fracking Banned In Scotland

For once a bit of nice news.

 

The Scottish government has announced an immediate ban on fracking, following overwhelming public opposition to the controversial process.

Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said the gas extraction technique will be outlawed after more than two years of consultation and research into potential impacts. http://news.sky.com/story/environmental-groups-welcome-scotlands-ban-on-fracking-11065702

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Re: Fracking Banned In Scotland

So when Grangemouth refinery and chemical plant closes you'll be happy

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15569377.Video___For_Scotland_s_sake_don_t_ban_fracking_...

and I wouldn't believe anything Friends of the Earth say

 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/04/friends-of-earth-ticked-off-claims-anti-fracking...

 

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Re: Fracking Banned In Scotland

As Scotland has banned fracking I assume they will not be importing gas from other countries that has been obtained through fracking ?

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Re: Fracking Banned In Scotland

Says you @PeterLoftus and lets hope not @gleneagles I don't do double standards but what happens is out of my control I am just happy this has been banned.

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@Steve did you watch the video, Ineos are buying fracked gas from the US to make their ammonia and plastics production viable. for the long term viability of the Grangemouth plant and the 1000's of jobs dependant on it they need UK fracked gas as a feedstock. Looks like Scottish jobs will be dependant on English fracked gas!

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Re: Fracking Banned In Scotland

@PeterLoftus No, i read the article but not the video. I got sidetracked by something else last night.

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