John joined campaigners from Cromarty Rising at the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee today (16/03/2017) calling for proposals for ship to ship oil transfer in the Cromarty Firth to be thrown out. John, who has been campaigning against ship to ship oil transfers for some time was delighted to speak in support of the petition. … Continue reading SHIP TO SHIP TO BE DEBATED IN SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
John has warned the pod of orcas that enchanted Moray Firth ocean-watchers last week could be put at risk if controversial plans to allow ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Firth are given the go-ahead. John, who has been campaigning to stop the proposal, pressed the Scottish Government for details of the dangers posed to the … Continue reading John warns on ship-to-ship oil transfer impact on Moray Firth orcas
John called on the Scottish Government this week to end its silence over the application for ship to ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth. Following calls by the SNP MP Ian Blackford for a decision on the application to carry out ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth to be delayed so that … Continue reading John Slams Scottish Government Inaction On Ship-To-Ship Oil Transfer
Last week (11th February) John poured scorn on the statement of the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment that the oil proposed for ship-to-ship transfer in the Moray Firth is a different type of oil to that involved when the Cabinet Secretary was a vocal opponent of ship-to-ship transfer in the Firth of Forth. At General … Continue reading WRONG TYPE OF OIL TO OPPOSE PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT
John has today (8th February) submitted a more than 3200 signatures strong petition (figure includes signatures to online change.org petition and paper copies) and formal objection calling upon the Maritime Coastguard Agency to refuse the oil transfer licence made by Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA). This follows weeks of campaigning by John and the coastal communities … Continue reading Ship to Ship Oil Transfer Petition Hits 3K
The SNP once said “even a scintilla of environmental risk is unacceptable”. What's changed?
John has reiterated his call for the Scottish Government to give a clear statement on its position in the Cromarty Firth Port Authority’s live application to carry out ship to ship oil transfers in the open seas of the Moray Firth. Earlier last week, John launched a campaign to block risky plans to carry out ship-to-ship … Continue reading John calls on Scottish Government to come clean on oil transfers