Jun 29 2011
SIR – WELL done to all of those who turned out for the Carnbroe pyrolysis plant protest at the Shawhead flyover on Saturday, June 19.
There must have been hundreds on hand and if this doesn’t show that the appeal decision to allow planning permission for the plant is wrong, I don’t know what else can.
As a nation we seem to be sitting back and allowing a lot of things to go against us.
Petrol and energy prices immediately spring to mind and while I’m not saying we should see the violent protests prevelant in some countries abroad, the power of verbal protest can undoubtedly make a difference.
Local people don’t want the plant and their views should matter above all else.
There’s no guarantee that the plant will give off harmful emissions, or result in horrid waste being buried nearby, but why even take the chance near a populated area?
I’m sure there are many other places this pyrolysis plant could be sited and local councillors have to be true to their word and help the community to rid themselves of the facility before a brick is lain.
What makes it even more disappointing is that the plant was originally rejected and locals thought that was it.
I hope more protests are planned and Shore Energy pay attention to the ill feeling that exists within the area.
Somehow I doubt they will, though, as it’s all about the pound signs for big companies like them.
It’s up the government and Court of Session to see sense and do all they can to prevent the pyrolysis plant polluting Carnbroe and its surrounding areas.
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