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Gildernew welcomes Scottish moratorium on fracking

28 January, 2015 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has welcomed the Scottish government's moratorium on fracking. 

The Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP said; 

"The Scottish government's block on all planned fracking operations pending further inquiries is welcome news for everyone who is concerned about the environment.  

"Full control over fracking decisions will be transferred to the Scottish government after the Westminster elections but until then all applications for fracking will refused. 

"More and more people across the world are accepting the fact that fracking has a devastating impact on the environment. 

"I would urge those who are advocates of fracking to reflect on this decision and join the campaign to ensure that there will be no fracking here in Ireland." 

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