by Zoe Jun 7th, 2019
Great news! Plans to build a motorway that would have cut straight through a beautiful stretch of countryside – dubbed “Wales’ Amazon rainforest” – have been scrapped.  Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakesford, announced this week he was axing the plans, in part because of its impact on the environment. 
It comes after more than 21,000 people across Wales signed a petition started by Bleddyn, a 38 Degrees member from Cardiff and a group of local campaigners.  They believed a new motorway would destroy this wildlife haven and that more money should be spent on public transport instead.
It’s been a long journey, with campaigners and activists across the country pulling out all the stops ever since the plans were first announced.  And now the pressure we put on the Welsh government has paid off.
Thanks for everything you’ve done to make this possible!
 The Guardian:
 BBC News:
 38 Degrees: Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway:
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