Scotland has the chance to ban fracking, and you can help.
Visit our new fracking website to take action and find out more about 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.
The key opportunity to take action is during the Scottish Government's public consultation on fracking, which will begin in early 2017.
We need as many people as possible to respond to this to send a clear message to the Scottish Government that Scotland does not want fracking.
Until then, there are loads of ways you can get involved to get your voice heard and spread the word:
Join our email list for information about the consultation and for resources to help with your response and upcoming events
Write to your local councillors to tell them how you feel about fracking and ask them to take a stance – with an election coming up next spring they’ll want to know they can count on your vote.
Find a group fighting fracking near you and get involved!
Respond to the consultation when it is published. If you are short of time sign an online petition (we’ll create one as soon as the consultation is published). Even better, send a personal response by email or post
Get the word out to friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to respond too
Organise a street stall, public meeting or film screening in your area to inform and engage people and enable them to respond to the consultation
Go along to your local community council meeting, tell them how you feel about fracking and encourage them to reach out for the views of local people and respond to the consultation
We are producing resources to help you to respond to the public consultation when it is published, but there’s already loads of information out there that you can look at. Visit stopfracking.scot for more, and see key briefings and submissions below.
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.
Our vital campaigning is only possible thanks to the support of our members. A small regular donation each month will help ensure we are a strong, independent voice for the environment here in Scotland.
Visit our new fracking website that has detailed briefings on all the main issues, including: