Campaigning Against Hinkley Point C

1) AN TAISCE – the National Trust for Ireland has successfully obtained leave to take its Hinkley Point C legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London, The case is likely to be heard before the end of summer. An Taisce argues that the UK government’s decision to approve Hinkley Point C nuclear plant (on England’s west coast] without first consulting the public in Ireland is contrary to international, EU and English law.

2) We have signed – together with other luminaries – a petition to the European Union against the construction of Hinkley C on the grounds (among others) of safety, pollution of the biosphere, the insoluble problems of dealing with its nuclear wastes and gross economic costs (which would deprive investment in renewables).