more peat sabotage in Cumbria


In November more vehicles, were sabotaged at Solway Moss, this time about 15 peat cutters, owned by L&P Peat, while 3 more were trashed at Bolton Fell, owned by William Sinclair. L&P Peat's stock of peat was also visited that night with about a quarter of their stock slashed. Both targets are expanding their role in the peat industry as other players back out, and both companies are fighting efforts to protect their sites on environmental grounds.

Both of these sites are candidate SAC* sites, but the companies are both threatening to take the government to judicial review if they are submitted. These actions were carried out because of the companies' refusal to allow SAC status to proceed and because both companies are expanding in the peat industry.

*SAC glossary & further info - see