Responding to the news that the Scottish government has banned fracking after a public consultation, Liberal Democrats Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lynne Featherstone said:
“This is a welcome move from the Scottish government. Fracking is economically questionable, deeply unpopular in local communities up and down the country, not to mention a disaster for our environment.
“Yet again, Theresa May is finding herself on the wrong side of the argument. #Fracking is simply a fig leaf for her government’s failures on decarbonising heating.
“May should follow the Scottish government’s lead and bring a ban on fracking below the border into effect immediately.”