“The UK has one of the best track records in the world for protecting our environment” so claims the Government.

NOT for one day can you trust this government. Now they want to frack under our National Parks with no mention of SSSIs!! To finish off they also claim that they are the ones to protect the environment!! Ask the Hen Harrier, the Goshawk, the Peregrine, not the ones nesting in the city but on a Red Grouse moor. Ask the government about the reasons for the recent flooding throughout the NW of England, following  massive cuts to the Environment Agency’s budget and the total mismanagement in the countryside. Over £3 billion a year provided from the taxpayer via stewardship schemes and not one penny to keep water on the land, instead every land owner can drain at will, with no worry where that water is going once it has left his land. We were promised recent flood defences built in Cumbria would be sufficient to defend against a one in 200 year event.
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Little Langdale, Drilling would only be allowed 1,200m below national parks including the Lake District

Last week there was a world summit on climate change. Has this already been forgotten? The main theme was keep this gas and coal in the ground and not to use it. So this government thinks this is the time not to have a debate and vote behind closed doors on this important issue. Any MP who votes in favour of this should resign and then try and win his seat back. What a shambles.
As for SSSI’s there has never been a time when so many of these important habitats are under threat. Remember this government wants to cut 30% off the environment bill which means massive cuts in jobs. So, promote fracking the government claims this will make more jobs! Ex Natural England staff will be first in line for these new jobs! No mention of the £billions in tourism in both the national parks and visiting SSS!s that could be lost. No, let’s build wind farms on them as they are ‘green’ objects! What it really means is fill the pockets of the Conservative supporters so they can live in a tax haven and send a few million every election to keep this scum in power!
The Tory government once provided an assurance they would not support fracking within a National Park, now MPs are being invited to vote on fracking under our national parks. So much for Tory promises.

1 comment to “The UK has one of the best track records in the world for protecting our environment” so claims the Government.

  • Jane McArthur

    Great article but gender biased : you assume landowners are male as in
    “instead every land owner can drain at will, with no worry where that water is going once it has left his land”.