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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 believe that there ARE major potential social benefits and community benefits from an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland. I do NOT believe that that are any potential negative health impacts from an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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?
Community benefit schemes that could apply if an unconventional oil and gas industry was developed in Scotland could be massive and could bring major benefits to many communities across Scotland.

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?
The potential benefit of an unconventional oil and gas industry on Scotland's economy and manufacturing sector could be massive and should be welcomed.

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?
The potential benefits of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland's energy mix would be major as this would increase the energy sources available to Scotland.

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?
Given that the appropriate controls are put in place, the potential environmental impacts of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland should be minimal.

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?
I do not believe that there will be any negative impact on climate change from an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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 essential that a strong regulatory framework is put in place relating to an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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 would be major financial benefits to the Scottish economy and major benefits to communities across Scotland from an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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?
I do not believe that, in the light of the available evidence, that there would be any major risks or challenges from an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland.

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 believe that it is essential that the Scottish Government grabs this one in a lifetime opportunity that could transform Scotland for the better. Such an opportunity will not arise again.

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