Notice is hereby given of the 5th Annual General Meeting of Environmental Protection Scotland. For more information, please visit our Events page
Environmental Protection Scotland1 welcomes today’s statement by the Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to Parliament continuing indefinitely the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking. The exploration of onshore oil and gas would create potential noise nuisance, land contamination, water pollution and air quality issues for local communities. The Minister’s statement gives us reassurances that … [Continue Reading]
Today is National Clean Air Day. Up and down the United Kingdom, hundreds of organisations and individuals are doing their bit to try to make our air quality that little bit cleaner. Are you doing yours? Visit www.cleanairday.org.uk/Pages/Category/scotland or follow them on twitter @cleanairdayuk to see what is going on here is Scotland and what you can do … [Continue Reading]
EPS announce the launch of our guidance publication “Introduction to land contamination and development management” which is now open for consultation until the 29th June. (more)
EPS have put together the first in a series of specialist workshops looking at how to undertake an objective evaluation of tones looking at both the ⅓ octave and Joint Nordic methods. Further information can be found on our Events page
A week of coverage on air pollution on the BBC this week – its good to see this on the national news agenda and raising awareness http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39186117
Keep Scotland Beautiful have their Local Environmental Quality Network Awards event on the 15th March in Stirling for further details go to their website www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/leq The annual awards celebrate success across Keep Scotland Beautiful’s LEQ Network which aims to improve the cleanliness and quality of the environment on publicly accessible land in Scotland.
The Scottish Government is now consulting on the Draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement (more)
EPS & RTPI Scotland publish new guidance on Air Quality & Planning at the Scottish Air Quality seminar today in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Government are wanting to gather views at an early stage to shape what should be the key themes of the National Transport Strategy (NTS) Review later this year. (more)