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Stop the Barrage NOW featured in The Guardian

06/01/09

The New Year started with a bang as our campaign moved into the national press as The Guardian highlighted the growing concern over a proposed Severn Barrage. As the Government’s announcement on the short listing of options for renewable energy in the Severn draws closer The Guardian has picked up on the increased level of debate about a Severn Barrage.

‘According to the Bristol-based group Stop the Barrage Now a barrage would add to local flooding, reduce fish stocks, damage bird life and destroy the Severn bore, as well as ruin mudflats across an area of more than 77 sq miles. They say a barrage would impede shipping, adversely affecting ports such as Bristol, Sharpness, Gloucester and Cardiff, and put at risk thousands of jobs.’

Not only is our campaign penetrating the national media and escalating the debate, the Stop the Barrage NOW campaign is becoming recognised as the united voice of those who oppose the development of a Severn Barrage. At a time when all our efforts need to be directed to persuading the Government that a Barrage across the Severn estuary is not the right renewable solution this is great news.

The campaign urges all those who share our commitment to a renewable energy alternative to a Severn Barrage that does not harm the environment of the estuary or hinder the economic development of the region, (amongst other arguments) to sign our petition, and to write to your local MP NOW.

If you would like to sign the petition please click here:
http://www.stopthebarrage.com/petition.html

If you would like to write to your MP please click here:
http://www.stopthebarrage.com/local_mp.html

If you would like to read The Guardian article please click here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/05/severn-barrage-consultation


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