Enhancing our natural resources
Environmental campaigner and former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth in Scotland, Stan Blackley, is the latest of our backstage interviews from the Yes Scotland launch.
As Stan says, an independent Scotland will enable us to enhance and protect our natural environment and it will mean decisions on these crucial areas will be taken by the people of Scotland. If you agree with Stan, sign the Yes Declaration today.
One of Scotland's most senior environmental campaigners has declared his support for a Yes vote in next year's independence referendum.
Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, announced at the weekend that he was supporting Yes Scotland in the biggest grass-roots campaign the country has ever seen.
He believes there is more scope to address environmental challenges in an independent Scotland.
1. Regardless of the differing views about how to best use these resources the fact that we've struck oil – and gas – is without doubt an amazing bonus.
And the industry has a very positive future. According to David Cameron it’s the “jewel in the crown” of the UK economy (June 2013).
The views in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland
The independence referendum is NOT about oil, how long it will last or what price it will be in ten years’ time. It’s about who is best placed to make decisions about Scotland’s future. Should Scotland’s future be in Scotland’s hands – or should we continue to have decisions made for us by a Parliament to which we elect only 4% of its members?
Scotland needs independence to deliver a "transformational' energy policy and rid the country of nuclear weapons, leading environmental campaigner Stan Blackley said today.
He said it was clear that Scotland's renewables policy was already delivering jobs, investment and environmental benefit - but that the UK government was putting these under threat.