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Forth Estuary oil transfer

Forth Estuary oil transfer

Oil transfer plans hailed

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed plans they believe would effectively rule out controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Firth of Forth.

Ship-to-ship oil transfers threat on the horizon again

NEW controls approved by the last UK government which scuppered plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth are under threat.

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INEOS on pollution charge

INEOS faces environmental charges in relation to an oil spill that threatened the Forth last year.

MSPs welcome oil transfer axe

MSPs have welcomed the decision to abandon plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

Forth ships oil transfers axe is hailed

CAMPAIGNERS today hailed the "best news possible" for the Firth of Forth after controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers were dropped.

Relief as ship-to-ship oil transfer scheme for Forth is scrapped

CONTROVERSIAL proposals for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Firth of Forth were rejected yesterday in a move applauded by environmental campaigners and politicians from all parties.

'Forth Ports made a tactical withdrawal'

THE news that Forth Ports is abandoning its plans to apply for permission to transfer oil from ship to ship in the Firth of Forth will be regarded as a victory by environment campaigners. But given there is no assurance that the plans have been dropped in perpetuity, it is a pragmatic and tactical withdrawal to avoid legislation which could have outlawed it for good.

Port bosses sink ship-to-ship oil transfers

PLANS to transfer millions of tonnes of crude oil from tanker to tanker in the Firth of Forth have been dropped.

Campaigners claim victory as Forth oil transfer plan is sunk

CAMPAIGNERS today claimed victory in their bid to block ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

MP gets oil transfer bill on road

MARK LAZAROWICZ, Labour MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, says he is hoping for a "positive response" from the UK Government to his Private Member's Bill to tighten up regulation of ship-to-ship oil transfers.

Environmental action begins on home shores

THE recent talks in Bali to map out a successor to the Kyoto Treaty have shown once again that environmental issues are now at the top of the political and news agendas.

Lazarowicz to introduce bill on ship-to-ship oil transfers

SCOTTISH MP Mark Lazarowicz is to introduce a bill to tighten up the regulation of ship-to-ship oil transfers around the UK following a row over plans to conduct them in the Firth of Forth.

Green fury as oil transfers are ruled out of Marine Bill

THE controversial practice of transferring tonnes of crude oil between tankers will not be covered by a UK Marine Bill, it emerged yesterday, sparking fury among environmentalists.

Conservation group backs oil law change

A BIRD conservation group is backing moves by East Lothian MP Anne Moffat to tighten up the law on ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

Greens warn oil transfers open to legal action

UK Government ministers were today urged to act over controversial plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

Green MSP calls for veto on Forth oil transfers

LOTHIANS Green MSP Robin Harper is pressing the Scottish Government to use its new powers over ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

Campaigners happy with Forth oil swap decision

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners today welcomed a decision by the Scottish Parliament to give ministers new powers to put a brake on ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Forth.

Oil transfers block moves closer

NEW powers enabling ministers to freeze plans for a controversial oil shipment operation yesterday passed their penultimate parliamentary hurdle.

Greens welcome bid to halt Forth oil transfers

NEW powers which would allow ministers effectively to "call in" future ship-to-ship oil transfers on the Forth were today welcomed by Greens.

Move to stop oil transfers

THE Scottish administration is expected to bring forward powers that might stop ship-to-ship transfers on the Firth of Forth.

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