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Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true

Can you offset the impacts of a new road carving up a valley? Once you destroy woodland for a motorway service station, can you replace what you lost? How about fracking - can you offset the impacts of a shale gas well? These are all questions we will need to consider if the EU goes ahead with new legislation permitting biodiversity offsets. The EU is holding a consultation on how to achieve no net loss of biodiversity, and asks questions about biodiversity offsetting. Tell them your views here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/nnl_en.htm and sign on to an open letter to the European Commission urging them to reconsider their support of offsetting http://naturenotforsale.org/letter2eu/