Post Tagged with: "Environment"

The Government is Protecting Our Waterways

Over the past several months, many local people have raised their concerns about the standards of our waterways. I know many are, quite rightly, concerned at reports of sewage being discharged into our rivers. In Wycombe, our water is managed by Thames Water. In the region operated by Thames Water, […]

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Experiencing an electric motorcycle: the Agility Saietta R

As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling, Motorcycle Action Group recently asked me to experience an electric motorcycle. I was skeptical. Find out how I got on: A review will appear in their magazine shortly. As part of the future of motorcycling, especially in town, electric motorcycles are […]

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Today: no global warming for 18 years

Via CNS News.com: The Earth’s temperature has “plateaued” and there has been no global warming for at least the last 18 years, says Dr. John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) at the University of Alabama/Huntsville. Further, when asked why the UN […]

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Underground access – shale gas

The Government is currently running a consultation on proposals to reform the procedures for securing underground access to oil and gas deposits. The consultation aims to find the right balance between the legitimate interests and concerns of landowners, and the benefits to the community and nation at large of permitting […]

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Speech on the “Green Investment Bank”

A speech in committee on the so-called Green Investment Bank, which appears to have had a greater impact than I had forseen: 4.45 pm Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con): I fear that we are, once again, gathered together to make our constituents poorer and to promote special-interest rent seeking. I am […]

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Protecting the green belt

My question yesterday as a supplementary to an oral question on green belt protection: Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con):Will my right hon. Friend take steps to diminish planning inspectors’ powers over those who are democratically elected? Mr Pickles: My hon. Friend must have come across some grumpy planning inspectors. By and […]

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