Registered On: January 3, 2014
As of today 700 have signed the petition in the OP. 150,000 have added their name to the Greenpeace one!
That’s a strong indication of public feeling.
Of course the majority of that 150,000 will live a long way away from West Cumbria and the promise of jobs in a depressed area of the country has absolutely no effect on their lives.
However climate change is affecting everyone on the planet regardless of where they live. So do we really need to burn more fossil fuels?
Do you trade short term jobs for long term environmental welfare? Can the Government really go ahead after committing to the CCC’s 2035 emissions targets?
As always the pawns in this game of chess are the workers of West Cumbria. If the scheme is to be scrapped then I hope similar investments (preferably in green technologies) will be forthcoming.