Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has challenged the Tories in Parliament, contrasting their party’s approach with the Scottish Government’s record on protecting Scotland’s natural environment and fostering sustainability; noting that Scotland was one of the first nations in the world to formally declare a climate emergency.
“Scotland more than carries its weight in environmental protection and the fight against climate change. We undertake around 80% of tree planting in the UK and produce around 25% of the renewable energy produced in the UK.
“Scotland needs no instruction on environmental policy from a UK Government which was happy to let raw sewage to be dumped into rivers until it became clear this was unlikely to sell well with swing voters.”
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