Labour is aiming to ramp up pressure on the SNP Government by putting forward its own plan to MSPs to ban fracking.
The SNP says it is still weighing up the evidence before making a decision on whether to impose an outright ban on the controversial energy extraction technique.
But Claudia Beamish, Scottish Labour’s environment spokesman, who will release details of the bill today, claimed: “SNP ministers now face an urgent choice.
“They can work with Labour to ban fracking, or they can work with the Tories to allow drilling under family homes in parts of central Scotland.”
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, involves shooting a mixture of water and chemicals underground as the catalyst for releasing shale gas.
The UK has granted fracking licences for large parts of central Scotland, including Fife, but a Scottish moratorium, in place since January 2016, means these are currently in limbo.
The SNP has argued they are “deeply sceptical” of fracking and will not allow it to happen unless it can be “proven beyond any doubt that there is no risk to health, communities or the environment”.