Sunday, 9 October 2016
Shale gas fracking threats
"A PLAN to ban fracking in Glasgow by the city council has been vetoed by Scottish Government officials, the Sunday Herald can reveal."
"The government’s planning unit made the ruling in response to an objection by a company backed by the petrochemical giant Ineos, which wants to frack for shale gas under a large part of the central belt."
"The move has sparked concerns amongst environmental and community groups, who fear that ministers could end up permitting the controversial technology, which fractures underground rocks to release gas. They say planning policy should be reformed."
See Frackwatch Glasgow