The “green” case for HS2 – poor research and the romance of big promises

There is a small, but relatively vocal, group of environmentally minded people who support HS2 as a project that is a magic bullet to various environmental problems. Proponents for this magic bullet train will argue that public transport is key to addressing the climate crisis. Despite the environmental claims of HS2, evidence points to it being a tragic "white elephant" which will leave in its wake a trail of missed opportunities, polluted landscapes and ecological destruction.

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All activists acquitted in the final round of trial dates from HS2 protest – judge asks prosecutor, ‘Why are you wasting our time with this again’?

At St. Alban’s Magistrates Court on Monday 23rd August 2021 the final 7 activists from the ‘Extinction is Forever’ protest (which took place outside a HS2 site on the outskirts of Maple Cross, Uxbridge, West London in October 2020) were suddenly acquitted when the case was dismissed by the judge after just one hour into the proceedings.

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Failures To Protect Vital Ecology And Protect Biodiversity At Leather Lane And Other Sites Along HS2 Line – Report

Written by: Lindsey Spinks, Sophie Dewston , Sarah White and Carol-Anne O’Callaghan from the Campaign to Save Leather Lane Click here to download the report

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