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WWF and SWT Unite Against Power Station

15 November 2011


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WWF Scotland and Scottish Wildlife Trust work together against power station plan




WWF Scotland and Scottish Wildlife Trust campaigning against the Hunterston coal-fired power station WWF Scotland and Scottish Wildlife Trust campaigning against the Hunterston coal-fired power station

WWF Scotland and Scottish Wildlife Trust have united to back the decision of North Aryshire councillors as they object to plans for a major new coal-fired power station at Hunterston.

 

Two of the main charities supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery were joined by other prolific environmental groups on Wednesday 09 November, as the Councillors voted to object to plans.

 

Speaking about the decision, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of WWF Scotland says; “It's great news that the voices of the 21,000 people who objected to this climate-wrecking proposal have been heard by Councillors. This was the wrong scheme in the wrong place.

 

Dr Dixon's opinion was also shared by Scottish Wildlife Trust's National Planning Coordinator Maggie Keegan.

 

The council know that this proposed power plant is not right for the area, its people or its wildlife. The Scottish Wildlife Trust will continue to fight against this inappropriate development.

 

As well as supporting the day-to-day charity activities, your funding is helping charities to lobby against potentially devastating policies that would harm our habitat.