Mossmorran plant – climate crisis meets plastic time bomb. The ethylene plant at Mossmorran, Fife, that has been at the centre of years of controversy over its flaring and huge greenhouse gas emissions, was in the news again these past couple of weeks – and not because of another bout of flarings. Climate protesters gathered there for a climate camp in the run-up to COP26, declaring the need for a “just transition” and drawing attention to the plant’s impacts. In the same week, Fife Council announced its approval for ExxonMobil to install a ground flare at its site. Progress, one might think.
Herald 9th Aug 2021 read more »
Nicola Sturgeon has been questioned by climate activists on her stance towards plans to develop the Cambo oil field in the West of Shetland. The First Minister was approached by the Green New Deal Rising group during an event in Glasgow over the weekend, accusing her of supporting “dirty energy”. Energy is a matter reserved for the UK Government, however the campaigners said they were “disappointed” that Ms Sturgeon would not condemn the Cambo plans.
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