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Scottish spaceport near protected areas approved despite local opposition

Plans to construct a spaceport on the small Hebridean island of North Uist, close to heavily protected bird sanctuaries have been given the green light despite strong opposition from the community.

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  • Harrison wambui

    47 w

    Definitely something is going wrong

    • zelda ninga

      47 w

      The area proposed for the spaceport is extremely important for wildlife and hosts several protected species that are sensitive to human disturbance and are listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive which means they are be given particular legal protection.

      • Edwin wangombe

        47 w

        This is definitely unreasonable for Scotland... There are some things we can mess with and there are others which we can't.. protect the ecosystems first..

        • rosebellendiritu

          47 w

          @edwin_wangombe I agree if we mess with the ecosystem it will mess with us too harshly.

        • Princess

          47 w

          Local protestors are worried about the effects on the blanket peat bog and the transparency of the financial side of the enterprise . The blanket bog is protecting the World's atmosphere by reducing CO2.

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