- Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
- Date lodged: Friday, 29 September 2023
- Motion reference: S6M-10646
That the Parliament condemns the approval of the Rosebank oilfield; understands that the approval gives the go-ahead to Equinor to develop the largest oilfield in UK waters during a climate and nature emergency; further understands that Rosebank will produce the same emissions that the 28 lowest income countries generate in a single year; believes that what it sees as this climate-wrecking decision will not improve energy security because Rosebank oil will mostly be exported and then sold back to the UK; is appalled that the developers, including Equinor, will reportedly benefit from an estimated £3.75 billion of taxpayers’ money during a cost of living crisis despite the scheme doing nothing, it believes, to bring down bills or accelerate a just transition for workers and communities; pays tribute to all campaigners who continue to oppose what it sees as this act of ecocide, and calls on the regulator to reverse its decision.
Clare Adamson, Ariane Burgess, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, James Dornan, Christine Grahame, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Carol Mochan, Mark Ruskell, Kaukab Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba