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11 February 2008

Campaigners threaten legal action against Kingsnorth

Ministers have been threatened with legal action if they press on with plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth without holding a public enquiry.

In a letter to the Minister for Business, John Hutton, lawyers acting on behalf of Greenpeace argued: "It is not rationally or fairly open to you to conclude otherwise than that a public inquiry is appropriate in this case."

Medway council recommended a public inquiry back in January when they controversially granted planning permission for the power station to be built, despite protests from local residents.

Susequently emails obtained from freedom of information requests have exposed that the requirements for carbon capture technology have been dropped from the proposal.

You can write a message to John Hutton to ask for a public inquiry on the website.

Read more about Greenpeace's action against Kingsnorth on their website.
Read more on the Financial Times website

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