Fracking Threat to Scotland is Raising its Ugly Head Again…

The Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, is attempting to resurrect plans to drill for underground gas in central Scotland, provoking alarm from communities and environmentalists.

Correspondence posted on the Scottish Government planning website discloses that the multinational company is urging officials to recommend in favour of a long-delayed application to extract coal bed methane at Airth, near Falkirk.

This has been condemned as “outrageous” by campaigners, who warn that the threat of “dirty development” is still hanging over local people. They are calling on Ineos to “admit defeat and walk away” – and for the government to stand firm.

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