Tue 28 Jan, 2020

As Scotland’s second biggest polluter, it’s clear Mossmorran is the front line in the climate emergency in this country. Mark Ruskell

Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell has welcomed the news a protest camp has chosen the petrochemical plant at Mossmorran for its 2020 location.

Protesters have announced they will camp at the site for five days in the summer.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Mark Ruskell has led calls for the plant to be transitioned away from fossil fuels and supported local residents who have suffered as a result of air, light and sound pollution as a result of flaring from the site.

Mark Ruskell said: “As Scotland’s second biggest polluter, it’s clear Mossmorran is the front line in the climate emergency in this country. As well as the distress it has caused local communities, it cannot continue to pump out 1.1bn tonnes of carbon dioxide every year if we are to face this crisis.

“The Scottish Government have so far refused to meet with those effected or commit to a transition away from the plant’s fossil fuel activities. That’s why peaceful protest is entirely appropriate, and I’m sure the local community will welcome this solidarity from climate campaigners. I look forward to engaging with the camp when it comes this summer.”

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