Campaign to Protect Rural England - Somerset

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Energy and waste

Energy and waste

Our goal is to avoid the damage to the countryside by encouraging a reduction in overall consumption and being more efficient with what we use.

Climate change and energy

We urgently need to halt the damage to our countryside, by reducing the amount we consume overall and using our natural resources more responsibly.

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Opencast mines deface some of our finest landscapes and wreck tranquillity, they have a devastating effect on nearby communities and wildlife, and they increase our carbon emissions.

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Electricity pylons

We are concerned that government proposals for new electricity pylons could cut through many of our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Somerset patchwork landscape