To: Carwyn Howells Jones, First Minister of Wales

Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway

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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Reasons for signing

  • The Gwent Levels is a massive biodiversity resource for wales and the uk. Its unique habitats and species are part of the culture of Wales. How can this be thrown away for the purposes of a motorway when other sustainable transport options have not been thoroughly considered. It’s madness!!
  • Because britIn’s wildlife should be protected and it is worth fighting for
  • Some of this area has been untouched since Roman times, what a waste of our heritage. It's just vandalism of the worst sort.

Updates

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