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.
Scotland’s most polluting companies have been named and shamed in a new database compiled by the government’s Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Scotland must “rapidly” shut down its North Sea oil and gas industry to cut pollution and combat climate change, according to a new report from scientists.
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.
Scottish local authorities are investing £1.7 billion in 52 fossil fuel companies blamed for causing climate chaos.