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Nadine Dorries
Covanta: The Latest
Posted Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 10:49

Yesterday we marked an important step in Mid-Bedfordshire’s ongoing fight against the Covanta energy from waste incinerator.

As most of you know, I have always fiercely opposed Covanta. I have called many public meetings to coordinate public resistance.

I have led rallies against it, presented petitions and met Covanta both locally and in Westminster on a number of occasions to voice local opposition.

I supported residents during the court process, have called debates in Parliament highlighting residents’ concerns and lobbied the local council, former Infrastructure Audit Committee, Ministers and the Environment Agency.

Over the years, I have done all that it is possible in my capacity as an MP to do. 

The fact is that the parliamentary constituency boundaries of Mid Bedfordshire are to be re-drawn and Covanta will soon fall into the Bedford constituency, not Mid Beds.

Once this happens, any campaign in the future has to and will be led by Richard Fuller and not myself. However, in the same way I have always had Richard’s support over the years to oppose Covanta, he will have mine.

In the meantime, I will continue to lobby, struggle and fight against the proposal. Only yesterday morning I held further discussions with the leader of Central Bedfordshire Council to this end.

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