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In the pocket of developers: how the Scottish Government breached its own rules 28 times in handling of new gas power plant application

Ministers have spoken publicly in favour of the planning application, and met developers over 60 time whilst refusing to meet objectors.

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Energy giant SSE feeling the heat from its Peterhead power station plans

SSE’s marketing as a green and progressive company has been exposed .

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How we created a new climate justice resource for young people

Young Friends of the Earth Scotland has just launched it’s brand new intro to climate justice booklet – created by young people, for young people. This easy to read A5…

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Post-Brexit rules threaten environmental standards

Scotland’s higher rules to protect nature and environment could be under threat from the UK Government’s desire for global trade deals.

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12 big wins from 2021

2021 was undoubtedly the biggest year of climate action in Scotland’s history. We’re celebrating some of the wins.

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Peterhead Power Station at Night

Planning for the future must not include new fossil fuel infrastructure

Planning decisions affect us every day, from how we access schools, services and workplaces to how much climate emissions our country produces.

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Why Scotland needs an Environmental Rights Centre

This new institution will help use the law to protect the places and people they care about

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Torry residents want to protect beloved local park from industry-led unjust transition

Locals want to save their irreplacable wild green space before its turned into an industrial site.

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Oil giant Shell in Dutch court over climate

Judges will hear how Shell’s expansion of oil and gas is at odds with need to cut climate emissions.

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Making Polluters Pay

The lessons the legal system needs to learn from the Mossmorran flaring saga

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Never too early to engage with planning

Scotland’s National Planning Framework will determine much about what developments will happen over the next 10 years

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Planning for a Climate Friendly future – have your say!

Scotland’s new Planning Framework will shape where we live, work and play, as well as our response to the Climate Emergency.

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