Inquiry call over Ribble Valley carbon dioxide rate

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Kevin Horkin Coun Kevin Horkin

A PUBLIC inqury has been called for into the ‘disgraceful’ levels of carbon dioxide emissions in the Ribble Valley.

Ribble Valley Borough councillor Kevin Horkin has called on the Environment Agency to set up an inqury to find out why the area has one of the worst CO2 emissions per person in England at 18.4 tonnes.

The report said the figure was more than double the national average of 7.6 tonnes and gives the Ribble Valley the second worst ecological footprint in Lancashire and air quality below regional and national averages.

The figures were released in a ‘Vital Signs’ report by the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

Coun Horkin, who also serves on Clitheroe Town Council, said: “This clearly has been a growing problem for many years and the Ribble Valley has been left to deal with the consequences.

“This must be harmful to the public and nothing has been done to tackle this issue.

“We have put a man on the moon but we can’t seem to get our act together to sort out this problem in the Ribble Valley.

“I want a public inqury to be held to find out the exact reasons for why this has happened and what can be done about it.”

Cathy Elliott, chief executive of the Community Foundation for Lancashire, said: “One of the reasons we have pinpointed is the cement works in the local area.

“Obviously because industry has contributed to the high volume of CO2 emissions, we want to encourage people in the community to look at their own contributions to the environment.

“One of the ways we are doing this is by urging people to consider using public transport where possible.”

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3:48pm Thu 19 Dec 13

shytalk says...

This problem will only get worse with all the new developments and gridlocked town center.
This problem will only get worse with all the new developments and gridlocked town center. shytalk

3:54pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Heknows says...

This man is an idiot!
This man is an idiot! Heknows

3:58pm Thu 19 Dec 13

alf-abett says...

What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution.

Is it ME!!!!!!
What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!! alf-abett

4:14pm Thu 19 Dec 13

woolywords says...

Erm..and it has nothing to do with the large numbers of Chelsea tractors in the area, has it?
You know the ones I mean, all queued up at the school gates, twice a day.
Erm..and it has nothing to do with the large numbers of Chelsea tractors in the area, has it? You know the ones I mean, all queued up at the school gates, twice a day. woolywords

4:19pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Biscay says...

alf-abett wrote:
What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!!
"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities"

There you go clear as mud - from their own website!
[quote][p][bold]alf-abett[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!![/p][/quote]"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities" There you go clear as mud - from their own website! Biscay

5:09pm Thu 19 Dec 13

alf-abett says...

Biscay wrote:
alf-abett wrote:
What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!!
"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities"

There you go clear as mud - from their own website!
Cheers for that although the definition as you say is "clear as mud" perhaps it's a Government Charity with all that gobbledygook.
[quote][p][bold]Biscay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alf-abett[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!![/p][/quote]"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities" There you go clear as mud - from their own website![/p][/quote]Cheers for that although the definition as you say is "clear as mud" perhaps it's a Government Charity with all that gobbledygook. alf-abett

5:12pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Is it because we all have to drive out of town to avoid rip off Clitheroe prices?
Is it because we all have to drive out of town to avoid rip off Clitheroe prices? Michael@ClitheroeSince58

5:29pm Thu 19 Dec 13

ghost of sceptic says...

Castle cement/ johnson mathey?
Castle cement/ johnson mathey? ghost of sceptic

5:31pm Thu 19 Dec 13

phil kernot says...

Biscay wrote:
alf-abett wrote:
What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!!
"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities"

There you go clear as mud - from their own website!
Charity my asss bet your all on top wages paid out of your charity funds , , , bet your not doing it for charity whitch means free service ,,, smoke screen to say its a charity lol
[quote][p][bold]Biscay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alf-abett[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a Chief Executive of the Community for Foundation of Lancashire, is it just another Mega paying salaried job that Joe public is paying for along with it's gold plated pension. More to the point though why allow these big Companies to pollute the environment in the first place and then has the brass to tell Joe public to use public transport to help offset their pollution. Is it ME!!!!!![/p][/quote]"The Community Foundation for Lancashire is for donors, for communities and for Lancashire. As an independent registered charity we are part of a national movement of community foundations that undertakes strategic grant making, facilitates philanthropy and contributes to achieving positive social change in our local communities" There you go clear as mud - from their own website![/p][/quote]Charity my asss bet your all on top wages paid out of your charity funds , , , bet your not doing it for charity whitch means free service ,,, smoke screen to say its a charity lol phil kernot

5:53pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

When did the Ribble Valley put a man on the moon? I missed that one
When did the Ribble Valley put a man on the moon? I missed that one Michael@ClitheroeSince58

7:17pm Thu 19 Dec 13

shytalk says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
When did the Ribble Valley put a man on the moon? I missed that one
The council are on another planet so it could well of happened
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: When did the Ribble Valley put a man on the moon? I missed that one[/p][/quote]The council are on another planet so it could well of happened shytalk

8:03pm Thu 19 Dec 13

MJA says...

How often do you see Talkin' Horkin walking the couple of miles from his home into town? How often do you see him driving an eco efficient car?

Hypocritical twerp.
How often do you see Talkin' Horkin walking the couple of miles from his home into town? How often do you see him driving an eco efficient car? Hypocritical twerp. MJA

8:34pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

MJA wrote:
How often do you see Talkin' Horkin walking the couple of miles from his home into town? How often do you see him driving an eco efficient car?

Hypocritical twerp.
I worked his warped mind out, it's the revenge of (C-TAG) we will force you to use public transport but the smell of stale urine on the bus will make you glad to get ripped off in Clitheroe.
[quote][p][bold]MJA[/bold] wrote: How often do you see Talkin' Horkin walking the couple of miles from his home into town? How often do you see him driving an eco efficient car? Hypocritical twerp.[/p][/quote]I worked his warped mind out, it's the revenge of (C-TAG) we will force you to use public transport but the smell of stale urine on the bus will make you glad to get ripped off in Clitheroe. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

10:18pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Chuck-Norris says...

It's gas from all the hot air and crp that comes out of the local MP's mouth ...
It's gas from all the hot air and crp that comes out of the local MP's mouth ... Chuck-Norris

10:47pm Thu 19 Dec 13

POW WOW says...

Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure.
Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure. POW WOW

11:00pm Thu 19 Dec 13

brossen99 says...

What's this a plan to close Castle Cement the whole Co2 warming deal is a scam our climate is clearly driven by the SUN and we are fast heading into another little ice age !
What's this a plan to close Castle Cement the whole Co2 warming deal is a scam our climate is clearly driven by the SUN and we are fast heading into another little ice age ! brossen99

11:10pm Thu 19 Dec 13

brossen99 says...

CA&T 2011


Regarding the recent job losses announced at Castle Cement, they are not the only ones to fall victim to the current C02 Climate Scam, almost our entire aluminium smelting industry is being closed down due to the increased energy costs due to following alleged " Green " policy. And the Climate Scam doesn't end there, last winter the statistics prove more UK people died because they could not afford their household energy bills than died on the roads for the entire year. Perhaps Chris Huhne will go down in history as the key architect of the Green Holocaust, no need for anything like expensive concentration concentration camps, just freeze and starve all lower income people to death in their own homes. What we must ask ourselves is how this can be allowed to happen in an alleged civilised society, but it would appear that even our alleged Christian church has apparently sold its soul to the eco-fascist CO2 quasi-religion.



The simple fact is that the CO2 link to global warming is now far further from being proven, especially if you take into account the most recent research which the UK media and especially the BBC is attempting to hide. The CERN " cloud " project data released earlier this year clearly proves that the Sun has a far greater influence on climate via cloud formation than ever admitted yet known about all along ( 1996 ) by the " warmist " camp. Similarly the latest NASA data on heat escaping the earth's atmosphere, far in excess of the data used in all the climate prediction computer models which in combination with the CERN results render all the climate models the politicians use to justify alleged green policy pure fantasy. In one of the recently released " climategate 2 " e-mails the sender states that " if we said it was all natural they will kill us ", perhaps not so dramatic as that but they would be sure to lose most of their current featherbed research funding.



The result of our collective democratic stupidity over the years is that it would appear that the UK is now effectively locked into various alleged " green " investment scams which our nation can ill afford and at the end of the day do nothing to reduce our global energy consumption. When the UK aluminium smelters close there will no longer be anywhere local to recycle drinks cans, perhaps the only thing actually worth recycling before incineration anyway, never mind plenty of loads back for now empty containers for China. If Hitler had sent " fifth columnists " with the intent of sabotaging our economy in the 1930s he could hardly have done better job than the various key UK alleged environmental groups. Our economy can never recover until Ed Miliband's 2008 Climate Change Act is repealed, if the current political stupidity continues ( 250 million pledged to help energy intensive industry is just a sticking plaster " there was an old woman who swallowed a fly " policy ) we could have FIVE Million unemployed by the next general election, and we will never get our perhaps deliberately closed and asset stripped essential industry back !
CA&T 2011 Regarding the recent job losses announced at Castle Cement, they are not the only ones to fall victim to the current C02 Climate Scam, almost our entire aluminium smelting industry is being closed down due to the increased energy costs due to following alleged " Green " policy. And the Climate Scam doesn't end there, last winter the statistics prove more UK people died because they could not afford their household energy bills than died on the roads for the entire year. Perhaps Chris Huhne will go down in history as the key architect of the Green Holocaust, no need for anything like expensive concentration concentration camps, just freeze and starve all lower income people to death in their own homes. What we must ask ourselves is how this can be allowed to happen in an alleged civilised society, but it would appear that even our alleged Christian church has apparently sold its soul to the eco-fascist CO2 quasi-religion. The simple fact is that the CO2 link to global warming is now far further from being proven, especially if you take into account the most recent research which the UK media and especially the BBC is attempting to hide. The CERN " cloud " project data released earlier this year clearly proves that the Sun has a far greater influence on climate via cloud formation than ever admitted yet known about all along ( 1996 ) by the " warmist " camp. Similarly the latest NASA data on heat escaping the earth's atmosphere, far in excess of the data used in all the climate prediction computer models which in combination with the CERN results render all the climate models the politicians use to justify alleged green policy pure fantasy. In one of the recently released " climategate 2 " e-mails the sender states that " if we said it was all natural they will kill us ", perhaps not so dramatic as that but they would be sure to lose most of their current featherbed research funding. The result of our collective democratic stupidity over the years is that it would appear that the UK is now effectively locked into various alleged " green " investment scams which our nation can ill afford and at the end of the day do nothing to reduce our global energy consumption. When the UK aluminium smelters close there will no longer be anywhere local to recycle drinks cans, perhaps the only thing actually worth recycling before incineration anyway, never mind plenty of loads back for now empty containers for China. If Hitler had sent " fifth columnists " with the intent of sabotaging our economy in the 1930s he could hardly have done better job than the various key UK alleged environmental groups. Our economy can never recover until Ed Miliband's 2008 Climate Change Act is repealed, if the current political stupidity continues ( 250 million pledged to help energy intensive industry is just a sticking plaster " there was an old woman who swallowed a fly " policy ) we could have FIVE Million unemployed by the next general election, and we will never get our perhaps deliberately closed and asset stripped essential industry back ! brossen99

1:44pm Fri 20 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

So we have to shut down all industry putting 1,000's out of work
and
everyone has to stop using their cars and use public transport(have you seen the muck coming from bus exhausts?) -or walk!

Oh- and all the industry lost will go to China AND we will give them aid to help with their carbon output.
Are all politicians crackers?
So we have to shut down all industry putting 1,000's out of work and everyone has to stop using their cars and use public transport(have you seen the muck coming from bus exhausts?) -or walk! Oh- and all the industry lost will go to China AND we will give them aid to help with their carbon output. Are all politicians crackers? vicn1956

2:11am Sat 21 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

POW WOW wrote:
Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure.
I doubt most people took your quote seriously as they have no idea what is going on, but yes they are really spreading human Excrement onto the fields and have done so for many many years now, the fields they do it on stink in a horrible way the smell like a chemical type smell that is very over powering, worse still is the fields are covered in shredded toilet paper, its revolting but I guess not many people know about this.
[quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure.[/p][/quote]I doubt most people took your quote seriously as they have no idea what is going on, but yes they are really spreading human Excrement onto the fields and have done so for many many years now, the fields they do it on stink in a horrible way the smell like a chemical type smell that is very over powering, worse still is the fields are covered in shredded toilet paper, its revolting but I guess not many people know about this. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

9:59am Sat 21 Dec 13

shytalk says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
POW WOW wrote:
Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure.
I doubt most people took your quote seriously as they have no idea what is going on, but yes they are really spreading human Excrement onto the fields and have done so for many many years now, the fields they do it on stink in a horrible way the smell like a chemical type smell that is very over powering, worse still is the fields are covered in shredded toilet paper, its revolting but I guess not many people know about this.
Quite true Michael. This problem will get a lot worse now with all the new developments. Am sure the planning authorities took this into account when they go for a walk around places such as Stonyhurst.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's got something to do with them huge piles of Human Excrement that farmers are using as manure.[/p][/quote]I doubt most people took your quote seriously as they have no idea what is going on, but yes they are really spreading human Excrement onto the fields and have done so for many many years now, the fields they do it on stink in a horrible way the smell like a chemical type smell that is very over powering, worse still is the fields are covered in shredded toilet paper, its revolting but I guess not many people know about this.[/p][/quote]Quite true Michael. This problem will get a lot worse now with all the new developments. Am sure the planning authorities took this into account when they go for a walk around places such as Stonyhurst. shytalk

8:34am Tue 24 Dec 13

davebrad says...

You need to start with yourself Mr Horkins who just so happens to drive a Range Rover . You seem to be in the papers every week . Something tells me you want to be the next MP in the Ribble Valley . Put it this way you will not be getting my vote .
You need to start with yourself Mr Horkins who just so happens to drive a Range Rover . You seem to be in the papers every week . Something tells me you want to be the next MP in the Ribble Valley . Put it this way you will not be getting my vote . davebrad

7:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

There's a lot of methane coming from the planning dept at Ribble Valley council. They seem to have the opposite of the Midas touch, as everything they do turns into excrement.
There's a lot of methane coming from the planning dept at Ribble Valley council. They seem to have the opposite of the Midas touch, as everything they do turns into excrement. Birtrumthegreat

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