Scotland Rejects Fracking, Citing Overwhelming Public Opposition



Scotland Rejects Fracking, Citing Overwhelming Public Opposition
Scotland will block fracking indefinitely after a public consultation found overwhelming opposition to the practice, the British region's energy minister says.

"The Conservative government in Westminster is now alone in backing fracking and looks very isolated indeed," said Elisabeth Whitebread, energy campaigner at Greenpeace UK.

Ineos took a different view.

"Expert reports have clearly stated that this technology can be applied safely and responsibly – but it will be England that reaps the benefits," said Pickering.

(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, writing by Estelle Shirbon, editing by Mark Heinrich)


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