Commenting on the news that fracking is not currently banned in Scotland, Stirling Council’s Environment Spokesperson Cllr Danny Gibson says,
“In both the current Stirling Council Administration and the previous one, Labour’s environmental policies have made Stirling one of the greenest in the UK. Labour have invested in low-energy LED streetlights. Labour are generating power from solar panels on council buildings and council homes. Labour have helped reduce energy bills by installing insulation measures in council homes and helping the private homes that need it the most. Labour have ensured Stirling recycles over 55% of its rubbish, one of the highest rates in the country. Our climate can’t stand another fossil fuel and our communities don’t need the risks associated with fracking.”
“Fracking was a key issue for voters across Stirling in recent elections. People can clearly see now that what the SNP Government say on the campaign trail and what they say in the courts are two completely different things.”
“We need real leadership on this issue and if the SNP Government won’t provide it, Labour will.”
This story relates to our 2017 Stirling Council Manifesto commitment:
- We will use all of the tools at our disposal to stop fracking in Stirling and use all of the influence we can bring to bear to ensure a national ban on fracking.