The Government is consulting on plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in 5 cities in England (Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton) to reduce air pollution. Unfortunately, Greater Manchester is not currently included – despite estimates that air pollution causes … Continue reading
We do not support the building of new nuclear power plants in the UK. The UK is blessed with huge resources of renewable energy such as offshore wind, tidal and solar. According to independent experts, these can provide all the … Continue reading
In a Nutshell: Cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution, safer products and protected wildlife are all things we’ve gained from being part of the European Union (EU). But it hasn’t all been positive. For example, the Common Agriculture … Continue reading
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could have major impacts on farming and food production in the European Union. Corporate lobby groups on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing for more market access, but European and American food … Continue reading
The history of the EU’s fishing policy is one of criticism and improvement. It is therefore unclear why the UK would want to abandon ship at this point.
Thanks to the EU over 95% of our beaches are clean enough to swim in.In the 1970s we used to pump our untreated sewage straight into the sea.
On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2016, we raise our voices in indignation at the brutal murder of our sister Berta Cáceres – indigenous Lenca leader, community organiser, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist. Berta was murdered in her home … Continue reading
EU action on pollution has led to big improvements in the quality of our air. However, much more needs to be done. Every year, filthy and invisible air pollution leads to tens of thousands of premature deaths in the UK.