Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Environmental Assessment on fracking for consultation, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:
“Last year, Nicola Sturgeon told Parliament “fracking is being banned in Scotland, end of story”. Within months the Court of Session ruled that there wasn't an effective ban in place and ministers extended a fracking license.
"This confusion at the heart of the Scottish Government’s approach has left communities affected both uncertain and apprehensive.
"Liberal Democrats are clear that embarking on a whole new front of carbon-based fuels and energy production would do nothing to help meet our climate commitments."