Fracking block welcomed by Midlothian MSP

Colin Beattie
Colin Beattie

A moratorium on planning consents for fracking in Scotland has been welcomed by Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie.

As well as blocking the controversial process of drilling for shale gas, the Scottish Government announced that a full public consultation on unconventional oil and gas extraction will be held to ensure that the voices of communities across Scotland are heard on the issue.

SNP MSP Colin Beattie said: “The announcement of a moratorium will be welcomed by communities in Midlothian and across Scotland who have been alarmed by the gung-ho stance taken by the Westminster government.”

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