Ineos To Sue Scottish Government Over ‘Illegal’ Ban On Fracking

  • Date: 24/02/18
  • The Times

A petrochemical giant is one of two companies seeking damages from the Scottish government in a legal challenge against the ban on fracking.

Ineos, which runs the Grangemouth refinery, wants to set aside the decision not to support the development of unconventional oil and gas, which includes fracking, in Scotland in a judicial review and maintains that the government acted unlawfully.

In the action brought by the Ineos Upstream division and by Reach Coal Seam Gas, damages are also being sought for “just satisfaction” for an alleged violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Following a decision to allow the case to go to a full hearing a judge ordered them to amplify their compensation claim.

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