Scotland’s Fracking Ban Has 99% Public Support

Scotland’s Fracking Ban Has 99% Public Support

The battle lines between the fossil fuel industry and ordinary people are starkly drawn in Scotland. The Scottish economy depends on natural gas for much of its domestic heating and commercial activity, but production from wells in the North Sea have been declining for years. The industry proposes to cover the shortfall by fracking on the mainland, primarily in parts of the country in which coal mining was once common. But a survey of 65,000 Scotland residents found an astonishing 99% are opposed to fracking. Faced with such overwhelming public opposition, the government has ordered a ban on fracking, […]