The SNP government is being urged to join a coalition of “centre-left” parties at Holyrood and impose an outright ban on fracking in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament voted last week in favour of a ban after Nationalists chose to abstain rather than vote with the Tories in favour of the controversial method of gas extraction. It is opposed by environ¬mentalists who fear it can contaminate water supplies and cause earthquakes. A Scottish Government report last year concluded it could be done safely, but ministers have called for more research and imposed a temporary moratorium in the meantime.
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