Published on the guardian website on 8th February 2015
Story by Adam Vaughan
Actor records video message to the UK prime minister accusing him of going back on his word by failing to respect public opposition to fracking
Actor: Mark Ruffalo
David Cameron is making an enormous “legacy mistake” by going all-out for fracking in the UK, the actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo has warned.
The actor, who is famous for his role as the Hulk in the Avenger films and who stars in Spotlight about the Boston Globe’s investigation into Catholic child abuse, is a prominent anti-fracking campaigner who lobbied successfully for a ban on the controversial technology in New York.
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Published in The Independent on Monday 1st February 2016
Story by Michael McCarthy
You may never have heard of Dibden Bay. It is a part of the western coastline of Southampton Water, which means – as you’ll see if you look at a map – that it is right on the eastern coastline of the New Forest.
Fifteen years ago, Associated British Ports, the biggest ports business in the UK, wanted to site a giant deep-water container depot at Dibden. It would have involved more than a mile of shipping berths, an array of big cranes and a 500-acre terminal, to form one of the largest dock areas in Europe. Its intended 24-hour operation was expected to generate more than 3,000 heavy lorry journeys a day. On the edge of the New Forest.
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All SEVEN draft route options for the A27 at Chichester – including two for a new bypass north of the city were sent in to the Chichester Observer and Spirit FM by an anonymous source, as part of a joint campaign for transparency.
The draft route options have been published in tandem on the Chichester Observer and on the Spirit FM website ahead of any official release.
We would like to stress these are draft maps only. Highways England insist they are early drafts of technical proposals and are subject to change.
Currently the consultation is scheduled for just six weeks, but due to the huge affect any of the routes will have on Chichester residents, we are now calling on Highways England to extend that time frame so everyone can be properly heard.
Both the Chichester Observer and Spirit FM agree that something must be done to improve the A27, but only after a full and public consultation process.
To find out more about the draft route options for the A27, head on over to either the Chichester Observer or the Spirit FM respective website.