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Moratorium on fracking, 28 January 2015Scottish Government
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced in January 2015, that there is to be a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas developments in Scotland whilst further research and a public consultation is carried out. The decision comes days after the UK Government voted against a moratorium.

Moratorium on underground gasification, 08 October 2015 – Scottish Government
On 8 October 2015, the Scottish Government announced a new moratoriumon granting consents for underground coal gasification, and updated the moratorium on onshore unconventional oil and gas developments, originally announced in January 2015.”

Shale gas and coal bed methane legal framework in Scotland – provided by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
This page gives a brief background to shale gas and coal bed methane, and explains our regulatory role and the wider regulatory framework in Scotland.”

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