Scottish Labour has announced that, if elected in 2016, we would use the new Smith powers to stop onshore fracking in Scotland.frack off

We believe that the environmental and safety case for fracking has not been made, and that is why we are calling for no onshore fracking in Scotland until it has been shown beyond all doubt that it can be carried out safely.

We know that our communities are rightly concerned about shale gas. They are worried that it will be imposed on their community against their will and without their consent.

• A local referendum before final planning approval is given;
• Halting any fracking in Scotland until the lessons of fracking in the rest of the UK are learned;
• A comprehensive review of the baseline conditions before any planning application is granted;
With the new powers coming to Scotland through the Smith Agreement, all decisions about fracking will soon be made here.