Scotland has the chance to ban fracking, and you can help. Take action to ban fracking at www.act.stopfracking.scot/ban.
The Scottish Government is currently running a consultation and wants to know your views on fracking.
We’re confident that if enough people respond, the Scottish Government will make the decision to ban fracking in Scotland.
Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, is a risky technique often used to exploit hard-to-get fossil fuels, such as shale gas and coalbed methane. Fracking poses serious risks for the environment, health and the climate. Read more about fracking.
Strong opposition from local communities has already led to a temporary halt on fracking, and a ban on underground coal gasification. Read more about how communities are resisting fracking.
We already have many more fossil fuels than we can safely burn without causing catastrophic temperature rises. Read about why we can’t afford to frack the climate.
Fracking can cause water contamination and air pollution and is linked to serious public health risks. Read about the threat fracking poses to our health.
Respond to the consultation
You can respond via act.stopfracking.scot/ban. We've created a short template response that you can quickly and easily adapt and personalise.
For information about fracking to help you write a consultation response visit www.stopfracking.scot
Get the word out
Tell your Councillors, MSPs and MPs how you feel
If you’d like any more support or guidance about responding to the consultation, and to order any resources you might need, visit www.stopfracking.scot
Our work on unconventional fossil fuels is part of our campaign for a Fossil Free Scotland: A just transition to a 100% renewable, nuclear free, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland.
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