INEOS to appeal against fracking ban
30 January 2018
Grangemouth refinery owner INEOS has announced it will seek a judicial review of the Scottish Government’s ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. INEOS claims the move is “unlawful” and a “misuse of ministerial power”.
INEOS' decision to appeal is deplored by Labour, the Green Party and Friends of the Earth Scotland, but supported by the Scottish Conservatives.
Quoted in an article in the Inverness Courier of 23 January, TBI Director Anne Thomas said
"We are part of a growing movement in Scotland which wants to see a transition to low carbon power and an increase in energy efficiency.
"Starting a completely new fossil fuel industry which would add to greenhouse gases and air pollution and also carries risks of contamination of water and creates toxic waste makes no sense at all."
Read The Guardian report by Scott MacNab 9 January 2018
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