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To: Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales

Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway

We won!

The Welsh Government will not build the £1.6bn M4 relief road, First Minister Mark Drakeford has decided.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48512697

Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway

Please drop plans to construct the M4 motorway across the beautiful Gwent Levels and invest in public transport instead.

Why is this important?

The current plans to extend the M4 motorway will put otters, rare bees and wildflowers at risk. It would cut across the 'Amazon Rainforest' of Wales, the Gwent Levels, which is a haven for wildlife.

Traffic around Newport needs to be improved but it would be better for Wales and the environment if the Welsh government invests in public transport instead.

If we want to protect the environment for future generations we need to come up with alternatives to big polluting motorways. The Assembly's own environmental regulator and advisory body, Natural Resources Wales, is against these plans.

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Updates

2019-06-05 10:47:43 +0100

Petition is successful with 21,153 signatures

2019-04-06 13:59:53 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2018-10-19 01:18:56 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-08-23 16:19:37 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2014-10-17 22:50:50 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-10-03 13:46:31 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-09-28 13:56:45 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-09-26 20:45:49 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-09-25 19:39:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-08-23 23:40:59 +0100

10 signatures reached