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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 with the correct legislation in place to monitor health and safety, that unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland would not negatively impact the country.

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?
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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?
This industry will give Scotlands economy a boost, particularly when the oil industry in Aberdeen etc is set to decline, which will impact jobs in many places across Scotland, such as Mossmorran and Grangemouth.

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?
While we are on the route to becoming a country which relies upon renewable energy in the long term, the short to mid term benefits of unconventional oil and gas will help us to work towards that goal, without rushing towards it.

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?
If people want to keep using power and driving etc they have to accept there will be an environmental impact. The impact of an unconventional oil and gas industry in Scotland should be minimised, but this does not mean it should not go ahead.

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 dont believe it will impact on climate change any differently than the methods we already use.

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?
A strong regulatory framework would be in place to ensure we didnt have the same situation as in America where we can see that the poor regulation of the industry has led to environmental, health and social damage.

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?
It would allow us an alternative to traditional oil and gas while the country works towards becoming dependent on renewables.

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 think the social impact would be the main challenge as so many people are opposed to it - particularly due to the horror stories from America.

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