Letter to national and local press – unpublished – so here it is.
Local leaders in Cumbria have been agitating for new nuclear and new coal in Cumbria just a stones throw from the most hazardous place in Europe. They must think that Sellafield just isn’t quite dangerous enough?
The following was sent to the national and local press – unpublished.
Extinction Rebellion is much in the news with climate campaigners travelling from Cumbria to London to ask for abstract “action on climate change”. One fossil fuel plan is getting a free ride. With Father Christmas-like largesse in a deprived area, this plan has its feet well under the table in West Cumbria. This is even before any planning decision. This plan has the potential to wipe out all our concerns about climate change. A few dedicated but much ignored nuclear safety campaigners are truly bewildered at being the ones left leading a scrappy campaign against the first deep coal…
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