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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:05 AM

Trump golf resort wrecked special nature site, reports reveal

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Source: Guardian

US president’s broken promises have ruined a fragile dune system in Aberdeenshire

The spectacular dunes system picked by Donald Trump for his golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been “partially destroyed” as a result of the course’s construction, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

Scottish Natural Heritage, which has been under pressure for years to speak out on the issue, now acknowledges that serious damage has been done to the site of special scientific interest (SSSI) at Foveran Links on the Menie estate, north of Aberdeen, since the course opened in 2012, the documents show.

As a result, Foveran’s SSSI status – given because of its unusual shifting sands and diverse plant life – now hangs in the balance.

“Construction of the new golf course involved earthworks, planting of trees, greens and fairways, drainage, irrigation and grass planting,” states one of the reports released by Scottish Natural Heritage inspectors. “This has affected the natural morphology of the dunes and interfered with natural processes. Most of its important geomorphological features have been lost or reduced to fragments. Nearby marine terraces have also been reduced to fragments.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/29/donald-trump-golf-environment-sssi-damaged-broken-promises



This on the heels of the post today (https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017503747) about the movie "You've Been Trumped" (full version in the post.

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:10 AM

1. He destroys everything he touches

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:10 AM

2. I watched the movie this morning. Sickening.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:20 AM

3. The Scottish government should shut them down. No one in the area likes him anyway.

Samantha Bee did a spot about it maybe a year ago.

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:24 AM

4. Locking...

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