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,...
Government
07. 12. 2010
(This one is just for Chris Huhne, as I don’t imagine that Caroline Spelman would have very much to add here). As we all know, Chris Huhne has become a convert to nuclear power since the Lib Dems hitched their wagon to the Tories to form the new Coalition Government. For those...
Government