Greens: SNP's ambition falls short

Wed 7 Sep, 2011

For immediate release 7 September 2011

Today's legislative programme announced by SNP Ministers contains some measures welcomed by the Green MSPs, but as a whole the party argues that the First Minister has not gone far enough to protect Scotland's most vulnerable from the austerity measures being imposed by the UK Government, nor to promote a low carbon economy.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens welcome same-sex marriage consultation

Fri 2 Sep, 2011

For immediate release 2 September 2011

Oil spill: Greens urge moratorium on deepwater drilling

Sun 21 Aug, 2011

For immediate release 21 August 2011

The Green MSPs today urged Scottish and UK Ministers to look again at European proposals for a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in Scotland's waters given the ongoing oil spill from Shell's Gannet Alpha platform. Greens are fiercely critical of the inadequate level of information provided by Shell, by the fact the company took 48 hours to own up to the problem, and by their failure to publish response plans to accidents of this sort.

AWPR decision "a body-blow to North-east communities"

Thu 11 Aug, 2011

For immediate release 11 August 2011

The North-east of Scotland has been let down by today's decision by the Court of Session to reject the objections of local residents to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, Greens argued. The party remains doubtful that the vastly expensive and counter-productive road will ever be built, given the financial impact it would have on both national and local government.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Greens reject antiquated opposition to equal marriage

Wed 3 Aug, 2011

For immediate release 3 August 2011

Green MSP Patrick Harvie today rejected a motion from SNP MSP John Mason on equal access to marriage as muddled, inconsistent and out of date.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

SNP have presided over pollution failure

Wed 6 Jul, 2011

For immediate release 6 July 2011

SNP's renewables plans will increase carbon emissions

Thu 30 Jun, 2011

For immediate release 30 June 2011