From SEPA on 9th January 2018:
‘Greenhouse gases emitted by Scottish industry continue to fall, according to the latest annual mass pollutant releases published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The figures, published online in the 2017 Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI), show how the pollutants emitted by Scottish regulated businesses are changing as the country continues to move to a more sustainable, resource efficient Scotland.’
Now I’m no chemist or environmental scientist but true to the alternative cybernat blogger’s code, that won’t stop me asserting anything. Note the 69% and 28% reduction in Nitrous Oxide. That is directly responsible for identifiable deaths every year. See:
And, for context, see this map showing deaths ‘caused by air pollution.’
One more reason why determined opponents to Scottish independence should follow through on their threats to leave if we get away?
*Headline uses BBC Reporting Scotland editorial guidelines
The most ardent Brexiters are also the most vehement climate change deniers. The ‘bonfire of the regulations’ they want includes reductions or abolition of pollution standards – except in the areas where they live.
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You say the figures are “From SEPA on 9th January 2018”. That’s a misprint. They are, in fact, from 2019.