Sinn Féin launches Climate Change Bill
January 28, 2013
Sinn Féin spokesperson on environment, community and local government, Brian Stanley TD has today publically launched Sinn Féin’s Climate Change Bill.
Deputy Stanley said: “This government has continued to hide away from its commitment to introducing a climate change bill. Two years in government and Minister Hogan has done nothing on the issue. The government has continued to duck and dive from their responsibility to respond to one of the most challenging issues facing this and future generations.
“Last week An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, tried to hide behind a spurious, no existent 'low carbon bill'.
“The Sinn Féin bill launched today is a redraft of a bill produced by the Climate Change Sub-committee in 2010. This bill was supported by the then Fine Gael spokesperson on environment Phil Hogan as well as Dinny McGinley and Simon Coveney.
“There is no reason why the government parties cannot support this bill. The effects of climate change can be seen globally and felt locally. To do nothing is not an option.
“This Climate Change bill is comprehensive and can be the cornerstone for Ireland's low carbon, sustainable economic growth.
“I will be introducing the Climate Change Bill in the Dáil on Thursday morning.”