M4 relief road rejected – great news for Wales and the planet
Published: 4 Jun 2019
Welcoming news today that the M4 relief road has been rejected, Friends of the Earth Cymru director Haf Elgar said:
“This is a great news for Wales and the planet.
“As well as costing Welsh taxpayers over £2 billion pounds, this devastating road would have ploughed through the unique, wildlife-rich Gwent Levels, pumped more climate-wrecking emissions into our atmosphere, and ultimately caused even more congestion and air pollution.
“This decision is testament to the untiring efforts of local residents who have opposed this plan over decades and is a clear signal that the Welsh Government is taking its climate emergency declaration and commitment to future generations seriously.
“We now need substantial investment in sustainable transport around Newport and across Wales to help build a cleaner, safer future for us all.”