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Suspend Licensing for Fracking in Scotland

  • Submitted by: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
  • Motion reference: S4M-12167

That the Parliament notes the proposals to devolve onshore oil and gas licensing; understands that the 14th licensing round for onshore oil and gas extraction covered large areas of central Scotland; welcomes the recent comments from SNP and Scottish Labour politicians indicating what it sees as their clear opposition to the issuing of licences for fracking and other unconventional gas developments prior to the power to do so being devolved; believes that there is overwhelming opposition in the Parliament to these licences and that if they were issued by the UK Government it would render the additional power worthless and demonstrate contempt for the Smith Commission process, and urges the UK Government to suspend the process until the power to issue these licences is devolved.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm, John Finnie, Patrick Harvie, Cara Hilton, Ken Macintosh, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Anne McTaggart, Jean Urquhart, Sandra White, John Wilson