Jan 31st, 2017
Ship to ship plans thrown out!
By Robin Priestley
Tons of oil being blasted from one ship to another in a tricky operation in an area of outstanding natural beauty. What could possibly go wrong? Cromarty Firth Port Authority wants to pump crude oil between ships off the Moray coast in Scotland – putting bottlenose dolphins, seals and birds at risk.
Over 20,000 of us stood together to say no to these risky plans – and last week the Maritime and Coastguard Agency threw them out. But the port are saying they’ll try again, so that’s where you come in.
The port have been told they have to hold a public consultation before they do anything else. They may try and ignore the opposition to these risky oil transfers – but if more of us join the campaign right now, together we’ll be too loud for them to push aside.
If you agree that Britain’s natural beauty and amazing sea life shouldn’t be put at risk, sign the petition now. It takes less than a minute to add your name:
Right now the Port Authority will be licking their wounds and planning their next steps. They might be trying to figure out how they can hold a consultation and still get their way – despite the huge opposition.
38 Degrees members have joined up with local campaigners, Cromarty Rising, to make sure this kind of dangerous procedure is kept out of the Moray Firth. It can feel impossible to make a difference, but last week’s news shows that when we all come together and take a simple action, like signing a petition, we can have huge impact.
So please will you sign the petition today? Let’s make sure whatever schemes the port authority come up with next, they’ll be met with overwhelming public opposition at every step of the way.
Please sign the petition now: