Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES)

Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) is a Scottish charity and an independent member of the Friends of the Earth international network, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network. It includes 33 national organizations and thousands of local groups. There is a membership of around 3,000 people in Scotland. Major campaign issues of Friends of the Earth Scotland include: Fossil free Scotland – the phasing out the use of fossil fuels, promoting the use of renewable energy; Access to environmental justice – supporting individuals, communities and NGOs having the right to be involved in planning decisions that affect their environment; Fracking – FoES have spoken about the environmental dangers of hydraulic fracturing and the pollutants involved.