August 25, 2020

Supertrawlers – Greenpeace Campaign

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about supertrawlers – vast industrial fishing vessels that hoover up hundreds of tonnes of fish a day with nets a mile long – who last year spent nearly 3000 hours fishing in parts of UK waters that are supposed to be protected. Our seas provide half of our oxygen, …

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May 16, 2019

Time to Get Drastic with Plastic

This week, a diver completing the deepest dive ever by a human in a submarine, went 10,927 metres under the surface into the Mariana Trench, a huge gash in the sea bed. At this incredible depth he found waste plastic. I agree with Friends of the Earth and the Women’s Institute that it’s time for drastic action on plastic. Across …

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April 9, 2019

Clean Air Cardiff – Consultation Open Now

There is no doubt about the damage that pollution is doing to the environment and public health –  and the problem is particularly bad in Cardiff. Public Health Wales have stated that poor air quality is probably the second greatest health concern after smoking and is the most significant environmental determinant of health. Recent work by Public Health Wales estimates …

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November 16, 2018

Envrionmental Protections as We Leave the European Union

I am deeply concerned about what leaving the European Union will do to our environment and I will work to ensure that environmental legislation is not weakened. I have written a letter to Michael Gove MP, the Environment Secretary, looking for reassurances that the Government will not abandon the targets for water quality set out in the EU Water Framework …

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April 13, 2017

Forthcoming Clean Growth Plan

Along with 51 of my cross-party colleagues, I have written to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the Government’s forthcoming Clean Growth Plan. The Clean Growth Plan is an opportunity to set out long-term strategies and detailed policies that will attract increased and affordable private sector investment in the low carbon economy. A …

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April 21, 2015

Labour: Backed by Green Business

The Labour Party will create a million green jobs We’ll do this by investing in low-carbon industries, and providing support to small and medium green businesses seeking to grow. We’ll make Britain the most attractive place in the world to invest in low-carbon technologies. The Labour Party is backed by green business Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity has donated £250,000 towards …

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