Commenting on the Scottish Conservative manifesto released today, Francis Stuart, Friends of the Earth Scotland Parliamentary Officer, said:

“The Tory manifesto is largely a sop to big business, designed to increase air and road traffic, while bulldozing over the rights of ordinary people, and their local representatives, to oppose new and totally unnecessary nuclear developments on their doorstep.

“There is pretty much nothing in this manifesto to tackle fuel poverty, improve public transport, or make sure Scotland has the necessary skills and investor confidence to deliver energy efficiency and renewable power.

“In sum, if we want an affordable, secure and clean green energy future, the policies set out in the Tories manifesto would take Scotland full steam in the wrong direction.”

ENDS

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