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17:16  29 july  2018
17:16  29 july  2018 Source:   ap.org

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LONDON (AP) — Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump ’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump 's family business partially destroyed legally protected sand dunes in Scotland when it built a golf course north of Aberdeen, according to government reports released in response to a freedom of information request.

FILE - This Friday Oct. 6, 2017 file photo shows a view of MacLeod House, a sixteen room boutique hotel, at the Trump International golf course in Balmedie, Scotland. Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority’’ of an environmentally sensitive patch of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has “led to direct loss of” as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. (AP Photo/Renee Graham, file) © The Associated Press FILE - This Friday Oct. 6, 2017 file photo shows a view of MacLeod House, a sixteen room boutique hotel, at the Trump International golf course in Balmedie, Scotland. Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority’’ of an environmentally sensitive patch of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has “led to direct loss of” as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. (AP Photo/Renee Graham, file)

LONDON — Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump's family business has "destroyed the vast majority" of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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The damaged and destroyed drifts, one of the best examples of moving sand dunes in Britain, developed over 4000 years, according to the agency. London: US President Donald Trump 's family business partially destroyed legally protected sand dunes in Scotland when it built a golf course

Documents show Donald Trump ’s family business ‘destroyed the vast majority’ of sensitive sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen, Scotland. Read More At Article Source | Article Attribution.

Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has "led to direct loss of" as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. The destruction occurred despite a personal commitment by Trump to minimize the damage when Scottish authorities granted permission for the project.

The documents were obtained under a freedom of information request by Bob Ward, the policy director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

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