Scotland publishes fracking research as it mulls over moratorium

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Scottish government has released a series of reports on the impact of fracking in the country pertaining to economic, environmental and health impacts of the practice. While a moratorium on fracking is currently in place, the government is expected to make a decision on the future of the unconventional oil and gas industry next year, following a public consultation.

The Scottish government has published independent research on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as it mulls over whether or not to permit the process of oil and gas extraction in the country.

Ahead of a public consultation in January 2017, which will help to inform its decision, a package of six independently...

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