MSP’s concerns over East Lothian fracking

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A Green MSP believes that a new scientific report on fracking raises “serious concerns” about the UK government’s plans to seek onshore drilling in Scotland.

Parts of East Lothian have been earmarked by the Department for Energy and Climate Change as possible sources of “unconventional” oil and gas supplies.

But, according to Scientists for Global Responsibility and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, environmental and public health risks have been underestimated.

Alison Johnstone, the Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy and energy committee, said the expert panel’s report underlined major shortcomings surrounding fracking and other forms of onshore drilling.

For full story, see this week’s East Lothian News.

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