Groups question public money committed to Leeds Bradford airport expansion

Clarification sought on extent of public money proposed to be spent on new surface access schemes required by Leeds Bradford Airport expansion. Concern that West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) financial support is being given to a project that undermines WYCA’s own Climate Emergency response. A coalition of climate and social justice campaigners from across West […]

Disappointment at Kirklees Council’s silence on climate impact of Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth (FoE) has criticised Kirklees Council for its failure to take a stand against plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The campaigners say they are ‘deeply disappointed’ by the council’s response to their call for a public statement, contrasting it with the public opposition to the plans that Wakefield Council […]

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth calls on Kirklees council to condemn plans for Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth has written to Cllr Naheed Mather asking her to speak out against controversial plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). In their letter sent today (04/11/20), the climate campaigners warn that expansion would see the airport double its greenhouse gas emissions. Cllr Mather is Kirklees Council’s climate emergency cabinet member, […]

Groups from across Kirklees come together to ask MPs for a green coronavirus recovery

  27th August 2020.  Supporters from Green New Deal Huddersfield and other related campaign groups gathered outside MPs’ offices across Kirklees to hand in letters calling for a green recovery. The local event is part of national day of action led by Green New Deal UK showing the extent of support for a sustainable recovery for […]

Local parliamentary candidates pledge to make the climate a deal-breaker if elected

With climate change and biodiversity loss a key concern for voters in the upcoming General Election, Huddersfield Friends of the Earth has undertaken a survey of candidates in the Batley & Spen, Colne Valley, Dewsbury and Huddersfield constituencies. Amongst other things the survey asked local candidates to take Friends of the Earth pledge to make […]

General Election Survey 2019

For the General Election 2019 we sent out a survey to all political candidates in the Huddersfield, Colne Valley, Dewsbury and Batley & Spen constituencies on a few key climate and biodiversity issues. The results of the surveys will be shared with the press and social media. Among other things, we asked candidates to support […]

Kirklees Council declares a Climate Emergency

  The United Nation’s Panel on Climate Change has recently said that we have 12 years to make the necessary changes to limit a rise in global temperatures to 1.5c (1) In response, a group of local people have come together to form the Kirklees Climate Emergency campaign. Rallies in December and January have called […]

Don’t silence local communities!

Huddersfield action against Government’s fracking-free-for-all On the final day of Parliament, in the middle of a global heatwave that scientists are linking to climate change [1] and with hosepipe bans in place across the UK, the Government gave the final go-ahead to controversial water-intensive shale gas exploration (fracking) in Lancashire.[2] This Saturday 28 July campaigners […]

‘Plastic is Not Fantastic’ Huddersfield survey

Armed with clipboards, Huddersfield Friends of the Earth volunteers undertook a ‘Plastic is not Fantastic’ pub/ cafe crawl around Huddersfield this Saturday 21 July, finding out what steps local businesses were taking to reduce plastic waste. The group particularly focused on whether the establishments would sign up to being part of the Refill scheme, whereby […]

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth air pollution investigation reveals cause for concern

  An investigation by Huddersfield Friends of the Earth in to air pollution across Kirklees has revealed concerning levels of air pollution. The group is sharing the results on National Clean Air Day this Thursday 21st June 2018. If air pollution were as bad across the year as it has been for the duration of […]