Emma Marsh, RSPB Director England, said:
"The construction of this railway
will destroy wildlife and HS2Ltd does not have a viable plan for how it
is going to mitigate or compensate for these losses. Giving HS2 the
go-ahead, without a plan that benefits nature, in the current
ecological emergency, is the wrong decision. We must rethink HS2."
The Conservatives also promised to plant 30 million trees per year between 2020 and 2025. Given we're in the planting season now and summer isn't a viable planting time has anyone seen several million trees popping up anywhere yet?