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Scottish Government must do more on environment in farming claim Greens

SCOTTISH Government ministers should do more to encourage farmers to invest in looking after the environment, rival politicians have claimed. The Scottish Greens criticised the SNP administration over what it says is a lack of vision in the  latest agriculture…

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Scottish Government’s draft climate Bill slated by environmentalists as ‘timid’

DISAPPOINTING. Timid. Just some of the words used to express the complete and utter frustration sweeping through the environmental lobby today as the Scottish Government stood accused of choking over its draft Climate Bill. Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham announced it…

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People in Scotland ‘have a right to clean air’, Mark Ruskell MSP to tell Holyrood

THE Scottish Government will be challenged to “step up” to tackle air pollution in Scotland. Scottish Greens MPS Mark Ruskell will confront ministers over the issue at a debate in Holyrood today. And he will tell them all Scots “have…

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GlowRide marks Edinburgh’s new status as Scotland’s first 20mph city

A THREE mile glow in the dark bike ride has marked Edinburgh’s pioneering new speed limit roll-out being completed. The luminous procession of cycles took part in a celebratory ride around the heart of Edinburgh on Sunday to celebrate the…

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‘Desperate’ INEOS seek fracking ban review as company on course to lose ‘millions’

FURIOUS campaigners tonight branded multi-national gas firm  INEOS “desperate” as the company set about launching an expected legal challenge over Scotland’s ban on fracking. The firm openly admitted that it would seek a judicial review with partner Reach because the…

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Give climate change plan ‘teeth’ Scottish ministers warned ahead of deadline

ENVIRONMENTAL groups are calling on the Scottish Government to ensure next month’s final Climate Change Plan is given “teeth”. Holyrood was hailed for a commitment to ensuring at least half of Scotland’s power needs comes from renewable sources by 2030….

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#SGPConf Scottish Greens agree emergency motion backing MSP Mark Ruskell’s call to thwart ‘toxic Tory pen’ on fracking

#SGPConf THE Scottish Green Party voted overwhelmingly today to back a motion calling on the Holyrood government to make fracking illegal in Scotland by enshrining it into law. In an impassioned speech to the party faithful, Mark Ruskell MSP called…

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Anti-fracking rally place outside Scottish Parliament on Tuesday ahead of crucial vote by MSPs

#SGPConf 2017  CAMPAIGNERS calling for an outright ban on fracking across Scotland are to stage a final rally outside the Scottish Parliament before MSPs take part in a crucial vote. They will gather outside Holyrood in Edinburgh at 1pm on…

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European Environmental Bureau annual conference in Edinburgh to discuss danger of Brexit to world sustainability

A MAJOR conference being held in Edinburgh next month will discuss how the UK’s Tory led departure from Europe could impact on international efforts to protect the environment. Scotland’s environment minister Roseanna Cunningham will be keynote speaker at the European…

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Moratorium on fracking was the quickest way to introduce ‘ban’ insists First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

MAKING a Scotland-wide moratorium on fracking permanent through planning powers was the quickest way to stop the gas extraction process from happening, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted today. That ensured the practice was “banned” across the country, she insisted, despite…

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Watch Scottish Green’s Mark Ruskell on why he thinks extended fracking moratorium in Scotland doesn’t go far enough and what more needs done

MARK Ruskell, the Scottish Green Party’s Energy and Environment spokesman, has warned more work is  needed to ensure a ban on fracking in Scotland can be made permanent While the Scottish Government has extended a moratorium on fracking operations in…

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Scottish Green Party energy spokesman Mark Ruskell warns victory against fracking isn’t ‘watertight’ yet

THE Scottish Green Party has warned work still needs to be done to ensure Scotland is free from the spectre of fracking. It welcomed the Scottish Government’s extension of the moratorium on its use across the country. But it warned…

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Environmental court KO’d by Scottish Ministers as ‘unsustainable’ sparking a furious backlash from green groups

THE Scottish Government have killed off hopes for an environmental court blaming the uncertainty over Brexit for the decision. But they have been savaged by green groups who say it leaves Scotland weak and ties organisations up in red tape….

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Scotland’s coast needs to be redrawn and brought inland to cope with flooding threat to 100 areas including airport and nuke base says SNH report

ENVIRONMENTAL experts are warning Scotland’s coastline needs re-drawn completely to cope with predicted wide-scale flooding that threatens hundreds of homes, transport infrastructure and nuclear installations.  A new has report identified more than 100 towns it says are at risk of…

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