The group of protesters accused the producer of petrochemicals of being ‘Scotland’s biggest climate change polluter’.
The climate activist group says small groups of no more than six persons locked themselves together at the gates at Grangemouth and aim to remain there all day.
Today @ScotlandXr have shut down @INEOS_GM The largest Polluter in #Scotland. This puts the pressure on @GOVUK to kick @INEOS and #PollutersOut ahead of @COP26. In a #ClimateEmergency we must break free from #FossilFuels. https://t.co/HQD9Kx2ILh pic.twitter.com/ejecAXRtk4
— Extinction Rebellion UK 🌍 (@XRebellionUK) October 23, 2020
The company said: “We note that early in the morning, around 7.30 am, Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances to INEOS office on Inchyra Road in Grangemouth.
“The group demands a transition away from fossil fuels. INEOS respects the right to peacefully protest in a responsible and safe manner, but notes over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, carbon dioxide emissions from the INEOS Grangemouth site have reduced by 37% and from the chemical business by 43%.”