To: Minister for transport Chris Grayling MP

Danger to sea-life from oil spills

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Campaign created by
Ros Curwood

Stop plans to allow ship-to-ship (STS) oil transfers in the Moray Firth

Why is this important?

The major thing that Scotland’s got is it’s stunning beauty, but you just know that someone’s going to make a mistake with this. When that happens, big business may suffer in their pockets, but it’s not their environment that’s going to suffer, it’s not their gills that will be full of oil.

We can get by without doing this, it’s riding roughshod over everyone and all of our wildlife in order to promote business.

Ships would be transferring oil at a rate of two tonnes per second and indiscriminate dumping of ballast waste endangers shellfish stock and wildlife including bottlenose dolphins, porpoise and seals.

Cromarty Firth

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Reasons for signing

  • Scotland's marine wildlife are an invaluable tourist trade asset probably worth more than crude oil but are irreplaceable. Don't risk it...too beautiful to loose.
  • Coz Water Is Life
  • We watch them from our boat regularly and they are wonderful creatures. They don't deserve to lose their safe waters.


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