Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hafod campaign opens up European front


A petition aimed at closing Hafod quarry has been presented to the European Parliament. Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has handed a petition to the Chair of the European Parliament's Petitions Committee, Marcin Libicki. She has presented this on behalf of the Hafod Environmental Group campaigners.

Jill Evans said: "Putting a petition to the European Parliament can be a way of getting action taken when others have let you down. In this case both the local authority and the Welsh Assembly Government have badly let down the people who have to live with this landfill site. My own petition dealing with a similar case at the Nantygwyddon landfill site in the Rhondda some years ago certainly helped in closing it down and I hope that this petition will have equal success.

"It is crazy that in the 21st century we are still transporting waste for miles and dumping it in holes in the ground when we know that it will affect people's health and the environment. I am working in the European Parliament to get stronger laws on reducing waste, increasing recycling and phasing out landfill. In line with all their declared environmental and sustainability policies the Labour government in the Assembly should be doing the same.

"It is a disgrace that once again we see a community having to take action themselves because no-one else will stand up for their interests."

5 Comments:

At Tuesday, November 21, 2006 4:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we petition for Carwyn Jones resignation?

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:33:00 PM, Anonymous watcherandthetower said...

Hi anon,

I have contacted the Assembly today to find out what official channels exist to report misconduct by a minister or A.M.
I had to explain the nature of the complaint in order that the official could send me the correct documentation.
What I wanted was an independent outside enquiry to look at his behaviour.But I think we will only get an internal enquiry which will amount to nothing.
However the fact that he says he visited the site and Mersey Waste says he didn't would be of major interst to his voters come the next election.
I personally think this bloke should be stripped of office,not only for the idiotic decision he made over Hafod,but also for the contempt he has shown towards the protestors.

Watcher

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should consider what Liverpool has done for us in the past like Stan Boardman, Jimmy Tarbuc and the sitcom Bread.
It seems they have been sending us shit for years.

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006 8:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And liverpool FC

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous my arse said...

I take my hat off to you Watcher, like you say though, it will be all hushed up and under the carpet. maybe we should send one of Blair's nanny state -super nannies to teach Carwyn a lesson eh?
How long on the naughty step for lying to the people?

 

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