Nov 4th, 2014
24 hours to save the forests?
By Bryony Walker
Could we have just 24 hours to stop England’s beautiful woodlands being sold off to private developers? The government is trying to sneak through a law which would clear the way for woodland getting built over. We need to act fast to protect our beautiful wild spaces.
Tomorrow afternoon, the House of Lords starts voting on giving the government new powers to privatise public land. The could mean beautiful woodland gets sold to developers, and precious havens for wildlife are lost forever. We urgently need to persuade members of the House of Lords to protect our countryside by voting against the sell-off clause.
If you’d like to help protect our forests for wildlife and future generations, click here to add your name to the petition.
A growing number of members of the House of Lords are already worried about the destruction this new law could cause. An influential group have tabled amendments which would protect our forests from future sell-offs. The vote will be tight – and a people-powered petition could just tip it the right way.
38 Degrees members know how precious England’s forests are. Back in 2011 over 500,000 of us forced this government to back down on a previous plan to privatise them. Maybe they think they can slip this through the back door – but if enough of us spring into action now we can stop it again. Click here to sign the petition.