"Clear Voice in Europe”
The search for potential deposits of much-needed shale gas could be severely hampered if MEPs are allowed to press ahead with proposals for over-zealous restrictions, a senior Conservative warned today.
Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson spoke out after the European Parliament’s Environment Committee controversially voted to include shale gas exploration on a list of activities which could only be allowed after a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Scots Conservative Euro MP and longtime animal welfare campaigner Struan Stevenson yesterday lent his support to a campaign calling for the immediate end to the torture and mistreatment of greyhounds in Europe.
Scots Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson today welcomed 75 members of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the first stop of their 2013 European tour.
Speaking a week before the Scottish Government publishes its Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2) for meeting Scotland’s emissions reduction targets, Scots Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson will today ratchet up the pressure on the SNP government to change course on its green energy policy, labeling the government’s ambition to produce the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020 as ‘the supreme folly of our age’.
Conservative Fisheries spokesman Struan Stevenson today welcomed a new package of measures designed to address the delicate balance between the recovery of cod stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities.
As the European Parliament approved two reports aimed at getting the EU’s cod programme back on track, Mr Stevenson said:
“The old plan was delivering the worst of both worlds - no good for cod stocks and no good for fishermen. This readjustment should help to inject some common sense into the management of cod stocks which have begun to make a strong recovery.”