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Petition by Michael Gallagher  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1379  
Petition by Michael Gallagher on behalf of Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) immediately ban the construction of new waste incinerators and large biomass burners, and shut all existing plants within 5 years; (b) improve the monitoring of emissions from existing waste incinerators; and (c) accelerate Scotland's drive to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.  
Petitioner: Michael Gallagher  
On behalf of: Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland 
Number of signatures: 300  
Date lodged: 20 December 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1379 

Written Questions for PE1379  

Written Submissions for PE1379  

11 January 2011 :   The Committee heard evidence from Michael Gallagher, Professor Paul Connett, St Lawrence University, USA and Ann Coleman, United Kingdom Without Incineration Network and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the UK Government, a selection of local authorities (Aberdeenshire, Glasgow, Scottish Borders and North Lanarkshire) Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 11 January 2011 

1 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 1 March 2011" 

28 June 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that part (a) of what the petition calls for is, in its view, a matter that would be unrealistic to ask the Scottish Government to take forward. In closing it Committee suggested that the petitioner may wish to resubmit a petition focusing on parts (b) and (c). Link to Official Report 28 June 2011" 

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