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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 in USA has caused catastrophic damage to environments. There is also evidence of severe contamination of public water supplies. The only beneficiaries of fracking are the speculators & investors. The same factors apply to Scotland. Fracking will destroy the nation's health and our environment and this will not be tolerated. There is no evidence which counterbalances the destruction caused by Fracking.

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?
None whatsoever.

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?
We have no manufacturing sector. Scotland's economy benefits from tourism and exports of food & alcohols. Like in 'Local Hero' the Frackers may give my local community a piano if we allow them to Frack our land, poison our water supply and destroy our environment & 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?
It would be a retrograde step. We need to halt climate change damage. Fracking is destructive. Promote 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?
Fracking will destroy landscapes, it will poison water supplies. There could be no number of jobs dangled as bait to mitigate those disasters.

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?
Fracking is known to cause earthquakes. That will a major player in changing Scotland's climate.

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?
No framework can prevent earthquakes, poisoning water supplies or environmental destruction.

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 will be financial benefits for 1 or 2 Billionaires. For Scotland's people, no benefits- only more destruction for the enrichment of venture capitalists. Any Scottish Government which permits Fracking in Scotland will be cast aside at the first Election Day after selling out.

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?
Earthquakes ,poisoning water systems, irreparable environmental damage. Those consequences are not acceptable on any level.

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.
The Scottish Government has been under considerable pressure from the Fracking lobby. The Fracking Industry has spent £Billions buying adverts & ' Expert Reports' claiming a benign industry. This consultation will prove Scots know the threats & harm Fracking poses. We know from Communities in USA the damages that we will suffer if any Fracking occurs in Scotland.

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Robert Buntin

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