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Shale Gas Imports (Release of Carbon Dioxide)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th November 2016.

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Photo of Mr Mark Ruskell Mr Mark Ruskell Green

The report on unconventional gas decommissioning that was launched yesterday found that there are big gaps in the regulations and that the full costs of restoration are unlikely to be known until the end of any project. Given the failure of the coal industry to successfully clean up the toxic legacy that it left behind in areas such as west Fife, will the cabinet secretary commit to including full liability for environmental clean-up costs in the Government’s consideration of the economics of unconventional gas?