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No place for new coal in green energy rich Scotland

November 9, 2011 5:54 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

North Ayrshire Council has rejected plans for a new coal powered station at Hunterston. More than 20,000 objections had been lodged by members of the public concerned at the environmental impact of the site.

Liam McArthur MSP

Liam McArthur MSP Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

"I am pleased that councillors have rejected these plans. The proposed site at Hunterston would see a huge increase in harmful emissions in Scotland and councillors are right to make it clear that this would be unacceptable.

"It is now up to Scottish Ministers to recognise the overwhelming opposition and reject proposals to build this station.

"Scotland is in a good position to develop the blueprint for developing carbon capture technology, but this needs to be done at existing sites like the proposals for Peterhead."