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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?
The potential health impacts associated with potential pollution caused by fracking would be massively socially degrading and would negatively impact communities.

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?
Irrelevant, the ecological, health and social risks associated with unconventional oil and gas industry massively overshadow any potential benefits. Being wealthier is irrelevant if you're water is being contaminated and your community's health is deteriorating.

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?
Not worth the risk! Scotland has multiple renewable energy sources bursting with untapped potential. They are safer, cleaner, more ecologically responsible and more financially lucrative.

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?
Should absolutely not feature in Scotland's energy mix, focus should instead be directed towards renewable sources of energy, improving transmission networks and storage.

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?
Devastating.

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?
Devastating.

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?
There is no tight enough regulation for an industry that will potentially poison areas of heavy population.

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?
I see no benefits in a marginally wealthier but much less healthy population. Scotland has enough of a challenge with its aging population without killing off our citizens. There are areas of extreme poverty in Scotland despite being an energy (potential) rich nation, where life expetency is much shorter than national averages. The way to combat this is not by bringing down the national average.

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?
Contaminated water supplies, increased seismic activity, sinkholes, destruction of green belt and areas of natural beauty, decline in wildlife population, decline in health of those in fracked areas, conflicting messages on commitment to reducing carbon footprint.. etc.

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.
Fracking is abhorrent and should not be permitted in Scotland.

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