What is the SNP policy on fracking?

The Scottish Government has ensured that fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland.

The SNP have taken a cautious, evidence based approach to fracking. The Scottish Government conducted one of the most far reaching investigations into unconventional oil and gas of any government, including a four-month public consultation.

The consultation, launched in January 2017, found that 99% of the respondents were opposed to fracking – citing the potential significant, long-lasting negative impacts on health, communities and the environment.

Fracking, in addition to underground coal gasification, will have no place in Scotland’s energy mix.