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Legal challenge to STS oil plan to be launched
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Legal challenge to STS oil plan to be launched

'Cromarty Rising' is launching a full-scale legal challenge to the Port of Cromarty Firth's plan for ship-to-ship crude oil transfers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth - right where the largest colony of Bottlenose Dolphins in Europe lives and breeds.

Please donate to our legal challenge fundraiser - http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/CromartyS2S

Learn more about the plan at http://www.cromartyrising.com

SUMMARY:

The Port of Cromarty Firth is continuing its application for ship-to-ship crude oil transfers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth - right where the Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins live and breed.

- Nearly 2 million tonnes of contaminated ships ballast water will also be discharged directly on top of the area each year inevitably damaging the marine habitat and the species which live there.

- Toxic VOC fumes from the crude oil will be released which may make the dolphins seriously ill as well as affecting local communities.

- Even minor oil spills would severely damage our valuable marine ecosystems and the area’s burgeoning ecotourism industry.
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