Dorset Council has been informed that it could face legal action by the end of October, if it does not present any meaningful plans for reducing carbon emissions by the end of October. This is widely regarded as an attempt to hold to the council to the pledge it made when it passed a Climate Emergency motion a few months ago.
The letter from a group of lawyers, named ClientEarth, argues that unless Dorset Council outlines meaningful plans to address the issue then the council is in breach of its legal obligations. There is genuine fear that the Conservative controlled Council may attempt to shy away from its responsibilities outline within the motion that was passed almost unanimously back in June. The Liberal Democrats were proud to vote along with the other parties on the council to pass this motion, and will do their utmost to see it properly enacted.