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Thu, April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM BST
On the 31st January 2017, the Scottish Government began a 4 month public consultation under the current unconventional oil and gas (UOG) moratorium, which ends on 31st May. Submissions to the consultation will inform the Government’s recommendation to Scottish Parliament whether or not to permit unconventional oil and gas production in Scotland.
Many regard this to be the most important consultation in Scotland for decades, particularly, as most of the UOG deposits are located below densely populated areas. It may also be the first to include a participatory democratic component. Scottish Government has stated its aim to take an evidence-based approach to UOG extraction (including ‘fracking’) and has commissioned independent research into potential impacts to inform the consultation and its eventual recommendation to Parliament.
The Community Chartering Network (CCN) is offering impartial support for Community Councils and other organisations to conduct community discussions and respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation. The outcomes of the consultation are of particular relevance to residents of the regions earmarked for prospective UOG development, as well as to all people in Scotland and beyond.