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Misleading statements on peatland and heather burning: GWCT's response to Greenpeace UK





Spotted on the GWCT Blog posts


In late May Greenpeace launched a petition calling for a total ban on controlled burning in the UK uplands. In response, GWCT chief executive Teresa Dent CBE wrote the letter below to Greenpeace’s interim UK Executive Director, Pat Venditti Esq. offering to meet to present the scientific evidence.


"Dear Pat,

We write in response to points made in your recent article on the extent of controlled heather burning during the last burning season in the uplands of England (Unearthed 30th May 2022) and your response to a GWCT member who questioned the validity of your petition to “Comprehensively ban peatland burning in law and properly fund its enforcement.”


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