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GREENS WELCOME GOVERNMENT CAUTION ON FRACKING; INSIST ON BAN

Scottish Green MSPs are welcoming the new position on fracking and other forms of unconventional gas extraction announced today by the Energy Minister but are warning that it still falls short of a full ban.

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Scottish Green MSPs Patrick Harvie and Alison Johnstone have been campaigning against unconventional gas extraction since the 2011 election. As well as proposing a ban, which all other parties voted against, they have urged ministers to provide funding for local authorities to develop robust policies to handle any fracking applications.…

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A Very Different Election - Westminster 2015

Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman set out some Green reflections on the 2015 Westminster election in Scotland.

The Scottish Greens believe that Scotland’s best interests – and those of the UK as a whole – are best served by Scotland becoming an independent country. We believed that on 17 September. We believed that on 19 September. And we still believe that.

This is because we want to see Scotland flourish.…

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