The current policies of the Scottish Government are promoting the reckless development of industrial wind throughout the beautiful landscapes of Scotland.
Local planners across Scotland are being overwhelmed by permit applications. An average of 5 applications each day!
Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show 5,528 applications have been made since May 2007, overall a seven-fold increase over the previous administration.
One local authority, Aberdeenshire, has received more than 1,000 planning applications over this period, while a series of other rural councils have experienced a 14-fold increase. Over 80% of large projects are being approved, even if local communities are opposed.
In short, Scotland's natural beauty is under siege and may be irrevocably destroyed in the upcoming months. Soon there may not be a hilltop in Scotland without a view of turbines.
Help us deliver a message to the policy makers.
- First Minister Alex Salmond
- Minister Fergus Ewing
In 1849, John Muir, a young Scotsman emigrated to America with his family. He went on to become the driving force behind the protection of many of the national parks, forests and other pristine areas of wilderness here in the United States.
Without this Scotsman many of the most glorious areas of North America (and all around the world) would have been lost to commercial development.
The signers of this petition -- hailing from the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Norway, France, Spain, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Greece and many other countries -- would like to return the favor to the people, fauna, and flora of Scotland.
Each of the signers would like you to know:
We are not coming to Scotland to see your wind power plants.
We are not going to spend our hard-earned money to visit a land blighted by excessive wind turbine development.
Stop the reckless and destructive siting of wind turbines in Scotland's scenic landscapes
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