Following the announcement of a Members’ Bill seeking to ban fracking, Scottish Liberal Democrats energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP responded:
“Scottish Liberal Democrats are clear that fracking should have no place in Scotland.
“Opening up a whole new front of carbon-based fuels and energy production will do nothing to help meet our climate commitments. Scotland’s energy needs should instead be met by investment in renewable resources that do not inflict long-lasting damage on our environment.
“The Scottish Government remain nailed to the fence on fracking. From their support for third runway at Heathrow to plans for a £250 million aviation tax cut, the SNP’s claim to be running a green government should leave them red-faced.”