Fracking Ban

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Mr Mark Ruskell Mr Mark Ruskell Green

The fracking ban has rightly been met with celebration across Scotland, but there are concerns from communities and many Scottish National Party members that the ban is not yet legally watertight, as it merely extends a temporary brake on planning decisions. Will the First Minister get the ban properly over the line by putting it on the same footing as the ban on new nuclear power stations, and will she commit to using the licensing powers when they arrive?