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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?
Fracking is dangerous to everyone with its chemicals and pollution of local water. If CEO of Exxon can take court case in USA to ban fracking in his "backyard" whilst still stating Fracking is safe then that says everything about fracking ... BAN IT COMPLETELY!

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?
Nothing put forward as a benefit can make up for the damage fracking will do to the communities and their health.

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 would rather Scotland's manufacturing sector was not involved in this business that attacks public health.

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 do not believe any benefits gained from fracking can justify the dangers to public health.

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?
I am deeply concerned about the damage done to local areas as a result of the various chemicals used in the fracking process. I am further concerned about seepage of these chemicals into local and wider area underground water tables.

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 the action of fracking can have any impact on climate change other than to make worse the current situation.

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?
I applaud the current stance taken by the Scottish Government over fracking. I hope that as soon as it can power to actually ban fracking can be devolved to Scotland. Complete banning of fracking is what is needed for the betterment of the health of everyone likely to be exposed to the dangers of fracking. S.G. should be constantly pushing Westminster to devolve ALL power over fracking to 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 are no benefits that I can see or am aware of to Scotland that would allow me to support the permitting of fracking to take place anywhere within the realm of 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?
My main concerns are that Scotland's overall health would decline and the dangers to life, not just human, would severely increase.

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Lesley-Anne McLelland

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