You are invited to join us
For a party with food, drink and a twmpath Celebrating 30 years of Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth
Saturday 8th July 7pm
Canolfan Pentre Ifan, Felindre Farchog, Crymych, SA41 3XE
Food provided by the Transition Cafe
Music by Julie Murphy and Ceri Matthews
We are disappointed that with the very tight time frame for this election we have not been able to arrange a hustings in Narberth to raise the important environmental issues facing Pembrokeshire, the UK and the world, particularly in the face of Brexit which is in danger of resulting in the UK abandoning many of the environmental standards imposed by the EU. Many us recall when the UK was dubbed the 'Dirty Old Man of Europe' noted for its sewage filled beaches and its sulphur emissions which devastated conifer forests.
In view of this we have requested a response from the candidates. To date we have had a response from Alistair Cameron, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate. Marc Tierney has also responded to say that he is hoping to hold a Facebook 'live' event at which he will welcome questions from FoE members.
We are still awaiting a response from the other candidates.
Friends of the Earth Cymru have issued some useful guidance on the forthcoming local elections next week, to help you to question candidates on what they are likely to do in office to do to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being, and help shape a sustainable future. They also outline 10 proposals to promote our well-being.
Egnedol has applied for planning permission to build a large biomass and waste Gasification Plant in Blackbridge, Milford Haven. There are huge concerns regarding this plant, from the risks of explosion and high air pollution, and increased transport of fuel. The company has no track record of using this technology, and no company has yet made this technology work in the UK. The public has until 2nd February 2017 to send in objections to this application.
Two leading Welsh politicians, Eluned Morgan AM and Simon Thomas AM, have agreed to give a high priority to climate change issues at the Welsh Assembly following recent meetings with members of Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth.
It's time to get Welsh pensions and public money out of fossil fuels! Pembrokeshire County Council, as part of the Dyfed Pension Fund, has an astonishing £64.8m of public money directly invested through workers’ pension funds in fossil fuel companies like BP and Shell, with a further projected £76.5m in indirect fossil fuel investments.
We think that fund members and taxpayers won’t be happy to learn that their money is tied up with such a risky and polluting industry that contributes so greatly to climate change.