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Community Considerations

1. What are your views on the potential social, community and health impacts of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

What are your views on the potential social, community and health impacts of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
I feel it would have a detrimental affect on the local communities involved.

2. What are your views on the community benefit schemes that could apply, were an unconventional oil and gas industry to be developed in Scotland?

What are your views on the community benefit schemes that could apply, were an unconventional oil and gas industry to be developed in Scotland?
I feel that any insentives given to local communities by those involved would not out way the damaging effects and there for should not take place under any circumstances.

Economic Considerations

3. What are your views on the potential impact of unconventional oil and gas industry on Scotland's economy and manufacturing sector?

What are your views on the potential impact of unconventional oil and gas industry on Scotland's economy and manufacturing sector?
I feel any economic benefits should never come before the Heath, Safety and environment of the local communities affected.

4. What are your views on the potential role of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland's energy mix?

What are your views on the potential role of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland's energy mix?
I feel it has no rolein Scotlands energy needs. More effort must be made in utilising Scotland's Renewables .

Environmental Considerations

5. What are your views on the potential environmental impacts of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

What are your views on the potential environmental impacts of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
Frankly it terrifies me that any country would even consider this type of energy. The already well documented examples from other countries should be an example of what can go wrong with this type of extraction.

6. What are your views on the potential climate change impacts of unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

What are your views on the potential climate change impacts of unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
Scotland must use its massive potential in the renewables sector to champion the use of renewable energy and lead the way in fighting climate change.

7. What are your views on the regulatory framework that would apply to an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

hat are you views on the regulatory framework that would apply to an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
It is my opinion which comes as someone who works in offshore oil and gas industry that no amount of regulations can make this type of extraction safe. What frightens me even more is an industry that would be allowed to regulate its self. For me the best regulation is to have a total ban.

Concluding Remarks

8. Overall, and in light of the available evidence, what do you think would be the main benefits, if any, of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

Overall, and in light of the available evidence, what do you think would be the main benefits, if any, of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
There are simply no benefits that I can see that would ever make this acceptable in Scotland EVER

9. Overall, and in light of the available evidence, what do you think would be the main risks or challenges, if any, of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?

Overall, and in light of the available evidence, what do you think would be the main risks or challenges, if any, of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland?
The very High risks to individuals and local communities from the detrimental Health and Enviromental risk from the toxic chemicals used during this process. The risk to water contamination is also a major concern.

10. If you have any other comments on the issues discussed in this consultation, please provide them here.

If you have any other comments on the issues discussed in this consultation, please provide them here.
I fully support a Full Ban on Fracking in Scotland. If the best legal way to prevent Fracking in Scotland is to maintain the current moratorium rather than to have a full ban then I support that. Scotland should promote Renewable Energy and become a world leader in Baning this toxic process of Fracking.

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