Submitted by Laura Miller on
A new UK environmental group called the Scientific Alliance has formed "in response to the growing concern that the debate on the environment has been distorted by extreme pressure groups," reports The Guardian. The group seeks to give a political voice to the often overlooked "sensible majority." Scientific Alliance contact Robert Durward--a self-discribed businessman and the director of the British Aggregates Association, a trade association for quarry operators--refuses to disclose who the financial backers are for the Scientific Alliance. Foresight Communications London, a political consulting firm, is advising the new group.