In 2013, we introduced a moratorium to stop fracking while a decision was reached about its future in Scotland’s energy mix.
We 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 three public consultations.
After analysing well over 60,000 responses and listening to independent experts, the Scottish Government has concluded that fracking is incompatible with its climate change commitments.
As a result, we do not support the development of fracking in Scotland.