First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Parliament last year 'fracking is being banned in Scotland, end of story'. But only months later the 'ban' was exposed by one of Scotland's top judges as having no legal force.
Now the Scottish Government is moving into the final stages of its decision making process on fracking. A technical consultation on Ministers' position of no support for fracking has been published, and a final decision is expected in the new year.
If the Scottish Government don't go further than a 'policy ban', it could easily be overturned by this or a future Government. That's why a full legislative ban is needed to draw a line under fracking for good.
Over 60,000 people have called on the Scottish Government to ban fracking. Holyrood has the powers and the mandate to do so.
Ask the First Minister to be true to her word and end the story with a full legal ban on fracking.