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Milford Haven LNG opponents to petition European Parliament

27 February 2012

Despite a reverse in mid-February when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dismissed their case, members of the Safe Haven lobbying group have said they will take their campaign opposing two Milford Haven liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to the European Parliament.

The Dragon LNG plant in Milford Haven
The Dragon LNG plant in Milford Haven

Their unsuccessful EHCR case claimed that siting the two terminals near centres of population in Milford Haven breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to protection of private and family life.

The campaigners say there is an unacceptable risk to the local population of a potential fire or explosion. 

Safe Haven member Rodney Maile will fly out to Brussels with supporters, where he will speak before the European Parliament’s petitions committee on February 28.

The petition claims the risks arising from LNG ships and storage tanks in the Milford Haven area are unacceptably high given that 50,000 people already live next to five fossil fuel COMAH sites and associated infrastructure.

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