Green Party Decides on HS2

Saturday 25th February is a big day for our campaign. It could be a disappointment but it may also be a triumph in helping the nation understand that HS2 is not green. The HS2 proposal is not sustainable and the experts know this.

Professor John Whitelegg is proposing a resolution to oppose HS2 at the Green Party Conference in Cardiff. Professor John Whitelegg is an internationally recognised sustainable transport expert and the Green Party’s transport spokesperson and you can read more about him here. Last weekend he spoke, as our guest, at our Convention and didn’t mince his words calling HS2 “utter nonsense” and “a load of crud”. You can also read more about his views on “UK High Speed Rail: Going very fast in the wrong direction“ here.

STOP HS2 values Professor John Whitelegg’s expert and completely independent opinion and hopes the Green Party will draw the same conclusions that we have; there is NO ENVIRONMENTAL CASE for HS2.

Extract from Wikipedia “John Whitelegg is visiting Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University [1] and Professor of Sustainable Development at University of York‘s Stockholm Environment Institute.[2]

From 1990 to 1993 Dr. Whitelegg was Head of Department of Geography at Lancaster University and Director of the University’s Environmental Epidemiology Research Unit. He has written books and over 50 papers, including Transport for a Sustainable Society: the Case for Europe (John Wiley, 1993) and Critical Mass: Transport, Environment and Society in the 21st Century (Pluto Press, 1996), and is founder and editor of the Journal of World Transport Policy & Practice.

Managing Director of Eco-Logica Limited[3] and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Research interests encompass transport and the environment, definition of sustainable transport systems and a sustainable built environment, development of transport in third world cities focusing on Calcutta and the relationships between sustainability and human health, implementation of environmental strategies within manufacturing and service industry and development of environmental management standards. Discipline: Transport, Planning & Housing.”

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