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Blog Posts with the Tag "environment"
At the World Economic Forum at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, in January, David Attenborough declared that “The Garden of Eden is no more.” Addressing the Forum, which asserts to “engage the foremost political, business and other leaders of society,” he issued a challenge for stronger action in the battle against climate change.
Published: 22nd May 2019
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It was fantastic that so many children and young people from local schools and colleges came together at New County Hall on 15th February to protest at the failure of politicians to do enough to combat climate change.
Published: 5th March 2019
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Matt Luke and I both gave speeches at the meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee (when the “eco-community” was approved).
Published: 5th April 2017
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One of the main cries of the Brexit campaign was to return control to the British people. What did they exactly mean by that? They probably were working on the hypothesis, emanating from the Tory press, that the unelected EU Commission was deciding UK legislation, whereas all EU Directives have to be accepted into UK law by a vote of Parliament. I even heard a right wing commentator on the radio say that being out of Europe would not make any difference as we were already complying with all EU regulations. If this is the case then why are UK law firm Client Earth taking action in the EU Court of Human Rights against the UK Government for not implementing the Air Quality regulations?
Published: 7th September 2016
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MPs have voted by 472 votes to 117 to renew Britain’s so-called “nuclear deterent,” specifically replacing four Vanguard class submarines with four Successor submarines.
Published: 25th July 2016
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The Inspector from the EiP has just released his “Schedule of Post Hearing Changes for Consultation,” and I am disappointed to report that he has rejected calls for the “eco-community” to be removed from Local Plan.
Published: 22nd June 2016
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The consultation on the recent changes to the Cornwall Local Plan closed at 5.00pm today.
Published: 8th March 2016
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The petition to safeguard the sky-tip near Penwithick (which has been under threat from the proposed development of a so-called eco-community) secured great deal of publicity last week.
Published: 15th December 2015
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"One of the green modern industries that Cornwall could become famous for is the recycling of plastics. This will be a truly sustainable industry, keep rubbish out of the Cornish countryside and allow Cornish food manufacturers to brag about how green their products AND packaging are."
Published: 12th December 2014
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"We have a small AD unit running at Hayle by South West Water to digest sewage and there are several others in the pipe line. If Cornwall Council insist on ripping up farm land for a Park and Ride at Truro, it would be sensible to run the buses on CNG."
Published: 29th November 2014
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