Press Release from Friends of the Earth
Hogan’s Bill with no targets and no independent council going to Cabinet today
Friends of the Earth has reacted with astonishment to media reports that Minister Hogan is bringing a Climate Change Bill to Cabinet today (Tuesday) with no targets and no independent advisory council. The environmental campaigning organisation expressed its disbelief that Labour ministers would sign-off on a Bill that was so far removed from the Bill the party developed and championed in the last Dáil.
Commenting on developments, Oisin Coghlan, Friends of the Earth Director, said:
“A Climate Change Bill with no targets and no independent advisory council is simply pointless. What’s more, Labour ministers know that.
“Just four years ago Eamon Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte launched a Labour Climate Bill with long-term and interim targets, an independent advisory council and which made the Taoiseach responsible for climate policy. Are Labour ministers really going to sign-up now for a Bill with none of those elements?” Continue reading “Is Labour about to cave on Climate Change Bill?”