by Stewart K Oct 3rd, 2017
Across Scotland, we worked together in our tens of thousands to protect our countryside and the planet. 38 Degrees members – and many other campaigners – have worked so hard for so long to protect our country from this dirty risky form of energy. We campaigned together because we know that fracking could risk Scotland’s beautiful scenery, water, tourism, even our health.
Energy companies have huge lobbying budgets. They’re very, very wealthy and they can seem very, very powerful. But for all their influence and for all their dosh they lost to people power.
Today, we proved that when ordinary people band together, we have the power to make real change happen. Today’s a day to feel proud of being part of 38 Degrees.
Here’s how we did it:
Today’s ban isn’t perfect. There’s more to do to make it legally watertight and permanent. And together, we’ll be pushing for that when it’s voted on in the Scottish parliament.
But today is a day for celebration because, together, tens of thousands of us, have helped keep Scotland a very special and a very beautiful place.