Environmentalists criticized the Aberdeenshire Council on Saturday for approving President Trump’s family business plans to build a second golf course in the region.
News drive: The council on Friday approved plans for an 18-hole golf course to be named MacLeod after Trump’s Scottish mother, Mary Ann McLeod, next to its existing one, despite objections from locals and the Scottish Environment Agency. the Scotsman.
What are they saying: Bob Ward of the Grantham School of Economics’s Climate Change and Environment Research Institute told the Guardian: “This decision gives the green light to Trump’s organization to further destroy and destroy Scotland̵
“The Council of Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Government have disregarded Scottish natural heritage objections to potential further damage to world-famous sand dunes, which should be protected as a matter of special scientific interest but have already been partially destroyed by the first golf course building. “
- The board of Trump International, Scotland and Aberdeenshire did not immediately respond to Axios’ request for comment.