Scottish Parliament has legislative ability to ban fracking, QC suggests

The Scottish Government has been urged to ban fracking after the publication of a legal opinion indicating that it is within the power of MSPs to do so.

Ministers announced an “effective ban” on fracking in 2017, however a legal challenge was mounted by Petrochemical firm Ineos.

Following the challenge, a Court of Session ruling in June last year found that as a matter of law, there is no prohibition against fracking in Scotland.

A legal...
source: Windsor Observer

2019-03-24 16:53
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