Oil Leak 208 Scottish Government Exposed – part 7

Now it gets interesting – an email obviously received from Intertek, possibly chasing up the consultation response. A response drafted to RL (Richard Lochhead we presume). The agreed press line – essentially, the Scottish Government weren’t consulted – SNH & SEPA are dealing with it. Interestingly, given that we know that the Scottish Government were […]

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Oil Leak 207 Scottish Government Exposed part 6

Continuing the Marine Scotland failure to respond emails – here’s email 6 from 2nd February 2016 – a few days before the extended consultation deadline – unfortunately all the names have been redacted, however clearly sent to someone in Marine Scotland from someone in Marine Scotland – clearly a decision was made not to respond […]

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Oil Leak 206 Scottish Government Exposed – part 5

Following on with our series on the Scottish Government failings during the last CFPA application – here an email dated 25th January 2016 – a few days before the consultation closed. It shows they have comments from Marine Scotland Science and it is their intent to respond before the deadline as well as questioning the […]

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Oil Leak 205 Where next?

That’s maybe what Bob Buskie will be asking himself after today when the petitions committee revisited the Cromarty Rising petition. We were very happy with the way things went – the petition is continued while the committee write to the Scottish Government to seek clarification regarding the STS process. John Finnie, Ed Mountain and Angus […]

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Oil Leak 204 Scottish Government Exposed – part 3

Later this morning our petition returns to the petitions committee following responses from SEPA, SNH, MCA and the Scottish Government. We’ll publish those at some point as well as our response as well as updating on the outcome of the committee. We will be in attendance and watching very closely. In the meantime, we are […]

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Oil Leak 203 Scottish Government Exposed Part 2

Following on from last night’s oil leak on Scottish Government failings during the last CFPA STS consultation – the National ran the story today: http://www.thenational.scot/news/15357658.Claim_oil_transfer_consultation_response_was_blocked_by_Scottish_Government/ In the spirit of open-ness – here’s email 2. This clearly shows an intervention by the Head of Ports and Harbours, a division of Transport Scotland (Chris Wilcock) at an […]

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Oil Leak 202 Scottish Government exposed

Some of you may have seen the Herald’s story today – “Ministers misled parliament on oil transfers at prime dolphin site” http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15356177.Ministers__misled_Parliament__on_oil_transfers_at_prime_dolphin_site/ It tells the sorry tale of how we’ve been sold down the river by the Scottish Government. We’ve tried playing politics and have had enough – its about time this is out in public […]

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Oil Leak 201 The Marine Scotland Response.

Marine Scotland produced up to 4 draft of their response to the consultation for the 2015 STS licence application. This is the application that the Scottish Government maintain that they were not consulted on. Marine Scotland are part of the Scottish Government. They were consulted. For the first time, here is their response that the […]

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Oil Leak 199 EPS Part 18

To end this series on EPS, here’s the full list of Marine EPS occurring in Scottish Waters: Resident cetaceans or those regularly seen in Scottish inshore waters in significant numbers:   Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus   Harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena   White-beaked dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris   Short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis   White-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus […]

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