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Hunterston reactor four to be restarted for four months

Tue 20 Aug, 2019

Responding to the news Hunterston reactor four is to be restarted for four months, West of Scotland Green MSP Ross Greer said:

“There is nothing reassuring for communities around Hunterston in this decision to restart one of the reactors.

“The ONR themselves have detailed four previous notable safety incidents. These include lost cooling for a reactor, the failure of a shutdown pump and smoke from a control room panel.

Edinburgh Council must not treat climate strikers like truants

Fri 16 Aug, 2019

Scottish Greens education spokesman Ross Greer has urged Edinburgh Council to “see sense” over plans to restrict school climate strikes to once a year.

Edinburgh councillors will today decide whether to restrict permitted days off from school to a single day per year, after a Scottish Green motion called for councillors to back days of action by Scottish Youth Climate Strike (SYCS) group on September 20 and 27.

The strikes are part of a coordinated global movement started by sixteen-year-old Swedish school pupil Greta Thunberg.

Commenting, Ross Greer said:

Nuclear arms race reappears on Hiroshima anniversary

Tue 6 Aug, 2019

Comments from Russian president Vladimir Putin show the spectre of nuclear war is rising again, Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer has said.

American President Donald Trump withdrew from a major cold-war weapons treaty with Russia on Friday, prompting the Russian leader to say he would have “no option” but to match America’s weapons systems.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) treaty, signed in 1987, banned land-based missiles with a range between 310 and 3,400 miles and was designed to reduce the chances of a strike being launched at short notice.

Brexit to cost Scotland $1.5bn Lord of the Rings series

Thu 4 Jul, 2019

Scotland is set to lose out on being the location of a planned $1.5bn Lord of the Rings TV series due to Brexit, according to reports in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Herald has reported the country has instead been confirmed as the primary location for the Amazon production.

Greer calls for review of college management practices

Fri 28 Jun, 2019

Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has called on the Scottish Government to launch a review of college management practices.

Council Rejects Flamingoland Bid

Thu 27 Jun, 2019

Flamingoland Loch Lomond: Greer welcomes West Dunbartonshire Council Opposition

Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer has welcomed West Dunbartonshire Council’s vote to recommend rejection of the proposals to turn part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park into a Flamingoland resort. 

The Flamingoland bid, backed by Scottish Enterprise, was unanimously rejected at a council meeting last night (Wednesday 26th June). 

Greens welcome plan to improve franchise

Fri 21 Jun, 2019

Green MSP Ross Greer has today welcomed plans published by the Scottish Government to legislate to improve the franchise for devolved election in Scotland, this follows parliament voting in favour of Mr Greer’s amendment to allow refugees and asylum seekers the right to vote last year. 

Ross Greer MSP said: 

Greer questions plans for new gas power station at Hunterston

Thu 13 Jun, 2019

Plans to build a new gas fired power station at Hunterston in Ayrshire are incompatible with Scotland’s declaration of a climate emergency, according to West of Scotland MSP Ross Greer, who quizzed Nicola Sturgeon about the proposals at FMQs today (13 June 2019) after concerns were raised with him by local residents (1).

MSP BLASTS CENSORSHIP OF PRO-KURDISH INSTAGRAM POSTS

Tue 11 Jun, 2019

Ross Greer MSP has demanded answers from social media giant Instagram after it censored two of his posts referring to imprisoned Kurdish leader Adbullah Ocalan, whose treatment at the hands of Turkish authorities has recently been ruled to violate international human rights laws.

SPT Confirm Partial 15 Replacement to Green MSP

Tue 11 Jun, 2019

Chief executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Gordon Maclennan, has confirmed to local Green MSP Ross Greer than the 15 bus service, which will be ended by operator Glasgow Citybus at the end of this month, will be replaced by a service running between Milngavie and Anniesland, with the potential for it to go further if the private operator chosen to run the route opts to do so. This means that a bus link between Bearsden and Milngavie will be maintained from July.