Commenting after a vote at the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference reiterated the party’s support for a ban on fracking, party leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
“I welcome the party coming together to endorse my motion and oppose fracking on climate change grounds. In May we ran on a platform that fracking should have no place in Scotland and the vote today confirms that we will continue to make that case.
“Opening up a whole new front of carbon-based fuels and energy production would do nothing to help meet our climate commitments.
“While the indications are that the Scottish Government is heading towards a ban, publicly at least it remains nailed to the fence. If the SNP is serious about tackling climate change, ministers must join the Scottish Liberal Democrats in unequivocally ruling out fracking.
“Today’s vote confirms our commitment to a sustainable planet and we will be single minded in our battle against climate change.”