Gosh, this is interesting

The UK\’s oldest environmental NGO has been forced to close after government cuts to local authority budgets drastically reduced its income.

Formed as the Coal Smoke Abatement Society at the end of the nineteenth century, Environmental Protection UK provided expert analysis on air quality and, more recently, contaminated land and waste issues. But over the past two years, the Brighton-based charity has faced severe financial challenges due to the coalition\’s cuts to local authorities, which purchase its products and services.

You mean a non-governmental organisation cannot survive without government money?

Not very non-governmental then, was it?

4 comments on “Gosh, this is interesting

  1. I am not familiar with said (N)GO, but one thing did strike me….

    ……provided expert analysis on air quality and, more recently, contaminated land and waste issues……

    This strikes me as a lot more useful than your average Green Lobby Group. Would be sad would it not if the only environmental group to go belly up were the one whose primary activity is not lobbying.

  2. Serf – “This strikes me as a lot more useful than your average Green Lobby Group. Would be sad would it not if the only environmental group to go belly up were the one whose primary activity is not lobbying.”

    But isn’t that the point about Greens? They only support the hysterics who don’t have a clue what they are talking about, no knowledge of the science and habitually resort to lying? These poor buggers clearly could not compete for the rare Green dollar with the likes of Greenpeace.

    They should have made up a series of malicious lies over things like the Brent Spar.

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