Scottish fracking would need offsetting to meet emission targets

The Scottish government has released a slew of documents investigating the environmental and economic viability of a domestic fracking industry

The CCC argues that it is “essential” regulations are tightened before any unconventional oil and gas production commences in Scotland. Photograph: Bizoon/123RFIf fracking is allowed in Scotland, emissions will have to be reduced elsewhere in the economy for the nation to meet its climate targets, according to a report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

The document, published on 8 November, is one of a number of independent reports the Scottish government released on the same day to examine the environmental and economic impacts of a potential unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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