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Put a commitment to close Mossmorran and set up a Just Transition Board for Mossmorran, made up of local residents and workers, in your 2021 manifesto.
Why is this important?
The Exxon and Shell Mossmorran petrochemical plants are devastating communities in Fife and around the world. It’s time for them to go.
Mossmorran is the 3rd biggest polluter in Scotland, with the combined plants producing 930,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2019. With the climate crisis intensifying across the world, the Scottish Government needs to start acting on its declaration of a climate emergency and commit to close down these plants.
Over the last few years the plant has repeatedly had periods of unplanned flaring, burning huge amounts of gas and causing distress to the community living nearby the plant. Residents have reported horrific health and social impacts including heightened anxiety, prolonged sleepless nights due to lights and sound pollution, itchy throats, coughs, asthma, skin irritation, headaches and migraines, nausea and sinus pain as well as many other issues.