Monday, 17 August 2015

Other News - August 2015

New Member
We would like to welcome Jemima to our group. 

Green Commission
The call for evidence has been completed and now there is to be a series of workshops to look at what the commissioners have learnt and how they can then put it into a report document. The target date for this will be 16th October for publication to the council.

HS2
We asked what is Friends of the Earth's stance on HS2. Friends of the Earth are not involved in this campaign.

Hatfield Colliery
The closure has been brought forward due to lack of demand. The question remains; is it due to lack of demand for coal or excess coal being imported from US as they now have an abundance of gas from fracking which has replaced their coal demand?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33321874