I kindly request that you start these injunctions as soon as possible. This is the course of action that I have been advocating for some years. Lord Carlisle might be interested in these developments as a leading barrister and leader of an anti wind turbine movement, and he might be able to bring this up in the House of Lords. So I urge immediate action by SOCME to file an injunction against the Mynydd y Gwair proposal, action to file an injunction against Pen y Cymoedd and the Cambrian Mountains proposal, and in general injunctions against all turbine proposals in Wales and the other countries of Britain to have them stopped in their tracks. Action is already under way in Ireland. Swansea Councils should be lobbied heavily to reverse their recent planning decision, which was a complete sell out. This planning decision is illegal because it ignores a 90% majority against turbines. Lobby the media, Councillors, A. M.’s. M. P.’s and E. M. P.’s by all means available: e mail, telephone, letters, and organized lobbying groups, plus new demonstrations all over Wales against wind turbines. The aim in Mawr is to stop the illegal Mynydd y Gwair development. Betws is also illegal. Now is the time to strike and keep on striking until you win.
Evans of Glyn Eithrym
(Dr. M. W. Evans, Armiger, Civil List Pensioner, D. Sc., Ph. D., B. Sc. (Wales))
U. S. Dual Citizen
Sent: 30/08/2013 18:31:53 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd: UN raps UK over windfarm policy
Further to my email of Aug. 28th on this matter, there are practical ways to give teeth to the UN findings and recommendations:
A) – at the national level: by seeking a court injunction against the UK government’s renewable energy action plan (NREAP), on the basis that it violates the laws that transpose the Aarhus Convention into the UK legal framework. As the UN said that Article 7 has been violated, it would be difficult for a UK judge to rule differently.
In the words of Pat Swords: “One can bring a case into the Courts to put an injunction on the programme going forward until Article 7 is complied with. See attached. As soon as it is subjected to proper environmental assessment and public participation it will start to fall apart.”
B) – at the local level:
– by mentioning the UN findings in your comments and objections at public enquiries;
– possibly by requesting judicial reviews of local projects, arguing that the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee of the UN has found that the UK’s renewable energy action plan violates Article 7 of the Convention. You may want to check with your lawyers which legal course is best to take.
I said in my earlier email: “Important too the ripple effects on the media, the public, lawyers and judges all over the world.”
Please do not underestimate these ripple effects. The judges can’t ignore the expert opinion of the jurists forming the UNECE’s Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. Accordingly, don’t hesitate to use this new, formidable weapon in your fight, in the courts, with the media, etc.
Here is what James Delingpole wrote about it:
In other countries signatory to the Aarhus Convention, minus Ireland where Pat Swords has already done it with success and is now seeking an injunction from the country’s High Court, the first step would be to lodge a “communication” with the UNECE’s ACCC. I am sure Pat would be willing to guide you in this process, which does not entail any costs, save for a trip to Geneva to appear at the hearing and answer questions from the panel of expert jurists.
Mark Duchamp +34 693 643 736
Executive Director, EPAW
President, Save the Eagles International
Chairman, World Council for Nature