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Stop any Proposed barrage across the Severn Estuary

The Government has proposed building a Barrage across the Severn Estuary to generate electricity using untried technology. We recognise the need to explore and develop more sustainable forms of energy but this cannot be at the expense of the Severn's unique environment, nor the economic prosperity of the region.

Let your voice be heard and sign this petition. We must stop the Government from proceeding with a Barrage proposal that is simply not renewable, efficient, cost-effective, or environmentally sustainable.

Together we can Stop the Barrage NOW.

To Ed Miliband , Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change:

We call on the Government to rule out any Barrage across the Severn as it considers ways of harnessing the power of the estuary to generate renewable energy. The shortlist of proposals to be finalised in November must exclude any form of Barrage.

Any Barrage would be devastating to the estuary’s environment, especially its wildlife and birds. Furthermore, a Barrage would cost at least £20 billion and would almost certainly be another burden on the tax payer. We believe that there are better and much cheaper ways of harnessing the tidal energy of the Severn without damaging the estuary and that dramatic change to maritime access puts at risk thousands of jobs in the ports and shipping industries and will kill economic growth in the region.

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