SCOTLAND "GLOBAL LEADER" ON TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
Angela Constance MSP for Almond Valley has outlined her support for the Scottish Government's finalised policy of no support for "fracking" in Scotland.
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP confirmed that the Scottish Government would not license any fracking development.
This position was confirmed following a comprehensive period of evidence-gathering and consultation, including environmental and business assessments.
Ms Constance said:
"Scotland has been at the forefront of global action to combat climate change - recently announcing some of the most ambitious statutory targets in the world.
"I'm delighted that the Scottish Government are putting the interests of our communities in Almond Valley first and maintaining Scotland's reputation as a global leader on tackling climate change by announcing no support for fracking. It's a move which shows we're serious about protecting communities, meeting our climate change targets and creating a better, greener country for the next generation.
"Meanwhile in England, the Tories are intent on fracking underneath people's homes, in the face of considerable public opposition, without any concern for the impact on people's health, the environment or their communities.
"The transformation of the energy system in Scotland has the potential to bring significant economic and social opportunities to individuals, businesses and communities in Almond Valley"
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