CLYDEBANK and Milngavie's MSP is appealing to constituents to make their views on fracking heard.
On January 31, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on unconventional oil and gas extraction after gathering reports on the health, economic and environmental impact of fracking.
A moratorium on unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland was put in place in January 2015, which prevents hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas, and coal bed methane extraction taking place while the Scottish Government investigate evidence on potential impacts.
MSP Gil Paterson is urging constituents to take part in the consultation, which can be accessed at www.talkingfracking.scot.
Mr Paterson said: “For four months, the Scottish Government is looking for the views of householders, businesses and interest groups on whether to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction in Scotland. There are strong arguments against and in favour of fracking, but we need the view of the public as we come closer to making a final decision.”