We at Cumbria Trust believe our members and followers expect us to post fact based articles and we are careful to check the veracity of stories the come to our attention.
On Thursday, CT posted details of a story which was featured in the online publication “In-Cumbria”, concerning a recent speech made by Baroness Neville-Rolfe*. Whilst a lot of Julian Whittle’s in-Cumbria report is consistent with what she appears to have said, Cumbria Trust has located what it believes to be a transcript of her speech and it does not support the last part of his opening statement “The Government has underlined its commitment to the nuclear industry and reaffirmed plans for a nuclear waste repository, almost certainly in west Cumbria”.
We expect that it is only a matter of time before West Cumbria once again becomes the target for the siting of a GDF. The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, when he was the Minister responsible for Energy back in December 2013, made it very clear that was what he wanted and hinted that the system was to be manipulated to make this easier to accomplish.