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GREENS WILL BRING ANTI-FRACKING POWERS TO SCOTLAND

Leading Green candidate Peter McColl today pledged to ensure full powers over fracking are handed to Scotland, along with all the other new powers promised by the Smith Commission agreement.No Fracking campaign image

 

Campaigning in his home area of Portobello, which will be at risk if planned Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) goes ahead in the Firth of Forth, Mr McColl, the candidate for the Scottish Greens’ main target seat of Edinburgh East, said:

 

“If I’m elected on Thursday, I’ll be fighting to make sure that, at the very least, the full range of powers promised in the Smith Commission agreement are devolved quickly and in full.…

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Bring The Railways Back Into Public Hands

We’ve launched a petition calling for all railway companies and rolling stock to be taken back into public hands as East Coast is handed over to private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.SGP-railway-A6_feb15-v2

Since rail privatisation in the 1990s fares have risen sharply, taking them well above the European averages.

East Coast, before George Osborne handed it to Virgin/Stagecoach, returned a surplus of over £200m to the public purse.…

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