More than 5,000 business sites across Scotland are going to escape judgement on their environmental breaches in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK government’s safety watchdog has launched an investigation into a prolonged leak of highly flammable gas at ExxonMobil’s petrochemical complex at Mossmorran in Fife.
The oil giant, ExxonMobil, could face prosecution after emergency flaring from its Mossmorran plant in Fife was branded “unacceptable” by the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog.
The oil multinational, Shell, has apologised after being fined £40,000 for breaching the rules on reporting climate pollution at its Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife.
Two oil multinationals have repeatedly failed to reduce the risks of major accidents at petrochemical plants in Fife, according to documents from the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive.
Locals report that the Mossmorran plant burns off gas for several days and nights in a row, with noise, vibration and light pollution invading people’s homes.
Three big fossil fuel companies are Scotland’s worst climate polluters, with some carbon emissions rising to record levels.
The oil firms that run a Fife petrochemical complex are facing a legal crackdown for breaching pollution limits and endangering health by flaring.