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Protestors block construction at Milford Haven

Environmental protesters this week blocked construction on a major gas pipeline project in South Wales jeopardising energy security.
Climate change and environment campaigners calling themselves the Safe Haven Network moved onto a National Grid construction site in the Swansea Valley yesterday after a local land owner invited them on to her farm through which the pipeline runs.The 120km line links the new Liquefied Natural Gas terminals, Dragon and South Hook in South Wales, with the rest of the gas network.A South Wales Police spokesman said they could not remove protestors from the site because it was private land and they have permission of the land owner to be there. He added it would require civil action by National Grid to have them removed.An industry expert told NCE the landowner would have to be very careful because assuming all the documentation is correct she may be in serious breach of the contract entered with National Grid and could face legal action.

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