The Scottish Environmental Protection Association has helped Scottish Coal over its final hurdle to starting work on its 3.4 million tonne Loch Fitty extension of St Ninnians opencast coal site. This extension is truly shocking – it will involve draining a 170ha loch and subjecting a community that has lived next to the mine for 12 years to even closer excavations. The scale of destruction has even prompted WWF Scotland to speak out against the plans, with its new director saying: “This looks like a desperate attempt by Scottish Coal to generate extra profits by ripping out every last ounce of coal from beneath Fife that it can.” The local community is now demanding that Scottish Ministers call the application in and hold a public inquiry.
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