Wednesday, 23 November 2011

EC Pressure on Irish Bogs

The pressure from the EC on the Irish Government is increasing to stop the cutting of turf (peat) on protected Irish bogs.  See the article in the Irish Times.

While we may agree that this is correct, what about the peat extraction in the UK?  It seems odd, to say the least, that we are talking the the talk about re-wetting to conserve peat and carbon while peat extraction is still allowed to continue.  There is a site not far from here in Dumfries.

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