Fracking and the Holyrood 2016 Elections
Unconventional Fossil Fuels: Supporter briefing ahead of the Holyrood 2016 Elections
On 5 May voters across Scotland will go to the ballot to elect the politicians who will represent us in Parliament and Government for the next 5 years. The current Government has introduced a moratorium on unconventional fossil fuel extraction in Scotland including: shale gas fracking, coal bed methane drilling and underground coal gasification. Ahead of the election we have the opportunity to understand what our candidates views on unconventional fossil fuels are, influence them, put pressure on the political parties to come up with stronger positions, and ultimately influence the next Government and Parliament on this crucial issue.
This briefing helps you craft questions to put to your candidates on the doorstop, at hustings and in writing ahead of the election on 5 May.