Fri 13 Aug, 2021

It is clear there is still far too many hopes pinned on the oil and gas industry to get us out of the climate emergency Mark Ruskell

Responding to the letter sent from the First Minister to the Prime Minister calling for him to "reassess" existing oil and gas licences where development has not taken place. Scottish Greens climate spokesperson Mark Ruskell said:

“It is welcome to see the Scottish Government start to come off the fence when it comes to the cambo oil field, but it is clear there is still far too many hopes pinned on the oil and gas industry to get us out of the climate emergency.

"The IPCC report is very clear that we cannot wait for the development of new technologies, we must listen to the UN Secretary General and stop fossil fuel expansion entirely. That means revoking Cambo and no new oil and gas licenses whatsoever, with a just transition ensuring no worker is left behind.”

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