Government

15. 02. 2011
Ten days ago, I posted a blog which was more than a little critical of the “Big 10” environmental NGOs in terms of their failure to campaign against the Government’s proposed sell-off of the Public Forest Estate. Most have now responded with varying degrees of anger,...
Government
05. 02. 2011
The campaign to put an end to the Government’s proposed sell-off of the Public Forest Estate is building nicely. A combination of growing public concern (evidenced by the 450,000 people who have now signed the 38 degrees petition), more and more local action groups, and a sudden...
Government
31. 01. 2011
On Thursday last week, Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State at DEFRA, released the consultation paper on selling off the Public Forest Estate in England. Here’s how I see it: 1. The campaign against the sell-off has already achieved some notable successes 2. This has forced the...
Government
13. 01. 2011
The Environmental Audit Committee, now chaired by Labour stalwart Joan Walley, is back in business. One of its first reports, published on Monday this week is entitled: “Embedding Sustainable Development across Government, after the Secretary of State’s announcement on the...
Government
05. 01. 2011
HOOF (as in Hands Off Our Forest – the Forest in question being the Forest of Dean) organised a Rally on Monday to drum up support for its campaign against the possible sale of the Forest. It was an inspiring occasion – around 3000 people from within and beyond the Forest,...
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