Email to the First Minister

Urging Cabinet Ministers, Shell and ExxonMobil to attend public meeting

This campaign is now closed.

End date: May 17, 2019

Signatures collected: 75

Signature goal: 250

75 signatures

Email to the First Minister – urge your Health and Environment Secretaries, and the operators at Mossmorran, ExxonMobil and Shell, to send representatives to attend a community meeting in Lochgelly on Friday 17 May.

Residents’ concerns about the safety of the plant, the nature of its emissions and the acceptability of its impacts on local communities have mushroomed. SEPA has received over 900 complaints and the Mossmorran Action Group online map of social, health & environmental impacts now has over 300 entries. 
Acknowledging this very high level of community concern, Fife Council passed a motion on May 2, requesting the Scottish Government to commission an independent investigation into the environmental, health and social impacts on local communities from Mossmorran’s operations, as well as calling for compensation for the impacts of flaring, and for discussions to start on decommissioning. 
Friday’s public meeting has been organised by a local grassroots organisation Mossmorran Action Group, and SEPA and Lesley Laird have accepted invitations as panellists. Jeane Freeman and Roseanne Cunningham declined panel invitations and an invitation to the Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick is still outstanding. So far both Shell and ExxonMobil are boycotting the meeting, pointing instead to existing fora for public engagement.

Please use the form on the left (or above if on mobile) to contact the First Minister urging her to contact ExxonMobil, Shell, and to send her Cabinet Ministers along to the public meeting to listen to the concerns within our communities.

Public Meeting: the Public Meeting is being held at Lochgelly Town Hall starting at 7pm on the Friday 17th May 2019.

Motion 10

This petition is now closed. Labour proposed a stronger amendment that calss on the Scottish Government to conduct an independent expert study into the Social, Health and Environmental impacts from Mossmorran, seeks compensation for communities and residents from flaring, begin discussions on the long-term future of the plant including looking at decommissioning. Thank you to everyone that signed the petition.

Motion 10 – Council will press the Scottish Government to commission an independent expert study of the environmental, social and health impacts on the surrounding communities of the operations of Shell’s Fife NGL Plant and ExxonMobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran

The motion is important because the environmental, health and social impacts have been ignored since 1985, and will continue to be dismissed until there is an independent study conducted. We need our councillors across Fife to stand up for our communities and send a strong clear message to the Scottish Government, SEPA, NHS, ExxonMobil and Shell that we want the negative impacts from the operations at Mossmorran addressed, NOW!

Please use the form on the right to contact all 75 councillors urging them to support Motion 10. By lobbying councillors across all parties, we can continue to build on the cross-party support that is slowly progressing our collective concerns.

Day of Protest: To make sure our voice is heard, we are holding a peaceful public protest at Fife House in Glenrothes on Thursday 2nd May 2019 between 10am – noon. Please come along and bring your dust masks!

Urging Fife Councillors to support Motion 10

This campaign is now closed.

End date: May 02, 2019

Signatures collected: 199

Signature goal: 250

199 signatures