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UK GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO RULE OUT IMPOSING FRACKING ON SCOTLAND

As the UK Government lifts the ban on fracking for shale gas in England, imposed in 2019 after a series of earth tremors, I challenged the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide reassurances that it will not use the Internal Market Bill, or indeed any other mechanism, to impose fracking on Scotland.


The democratically elected Scottish Government introduced a de-facto ban on fracking in 2017 and this costly and potentially dangerous practice is hugely unpopular with the people of Scotland. Jacob Rees-Mogg’s response to my question will do nothing to alleviate fears that Westminster will seek to override Scotland’s wishes and force fracking on unwilling communities across Scotland.


Watch the exchange below 👇.




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