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Talking ‘Fracking’: A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas - Analysis of Responses

Talking ‘Fracking’: A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas - Analysis of Responses

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ISBN: 9781788512794

An independent analysis of the responses received by the Scottish Government as part of the public consultation on unconventional oil and gas, Talking "Fracking", which ran from 31 January to 31 May 2017.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government remains committed to a careful, considered and evidence-led approach to unconventional oil and gas. In January 2015, the Scottish Government put in place a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas developments in Scotland, and committed to undertaking further research on potential impacts before holding a full public consultation.

The consultation, Talking “Fracking”, ran from 31 January to 31 May 2017, and received more than 60,000 responses. The consultation analysis has been undertaken by Griesbach & Associates, a Scotland-based consortium of independent social policy research analysts.