Friends of the Lake District and the Lake District National Park Authority are getting together to oppose pylons through the Lakes from the proposed diabolic Moorside nuclear plant. People think this is grand – this is great, at last some action. BUT to “support the offshore route for pylons” while IGNORING Moorside, while keeping schtum about the plan to more than double Sellafield’s footprint merely piles on the pressure for new nuclear build. The pylons WILL NOT go ahead if Moorside is scrapped, and it should be, the sooner the better. Local councils and organisations including the Lake District National Park Authority and Friends of the Lake District join Power without Pylons launched today in calling for the offshore route. Friends of the Lake District Policy Officer, Dan Hunt, commented: “Power Without Pylons have worked hard on researching into the options for connecting Moorside to the grid. They have a thorough grasp of the issues and have helped inform our organisation. Friends of the Lake District joins PWP in campaigning for the offshore route as the least damaging for the landscape and least disruptive for local communities. We fully support the efforts the group is making to alert the public to the damaging effects huge pylons would have on our wonderful landscapes.” Graham Pitts said: “Support for the offshore route is growing, as we help more and more people realise the impact new onshore power lines would have. Together we’re determined to win this fight.” Friends of the Lake District and The Lake District National Park are “determined to win this fight” on the pylons- while not even engaging in the fight to STOP MOORSIDE? Friends of the Lake District and other conservation groups say they are waiting for the Moorside CONsultation (which will be produced by the developers NUGEN) By the time the CONsultation takes place on Moorside the 100 boreholes up to 150 metres deep will have been drilled (no consultation) …and the CONsultation will be on the design of the reactors – what valve do you want where? Never mind the pylons – what about the Nuclear Obscenity?