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New Minister an 'Environmental Dinosaur'‏

10 June, 2008

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that the DUP decision to appoint Sammy Wilson as Environment Minister as 'grossly irresponsible' and that the Environment would suffer because of it.

Mr McKay said:

"It is quite clear that Peter Robinson went for the 'nuclear' option by selecting Sammy Wilson as the new Minister for the Environment.

"Mr Wilson is someone who is not only in favour of nuclear power plants he constantly calls into question the evidence which shows that Climate Change is one of the greatest threats to this planet. When it comes to the environment Sammy Wilson is still very much a dinosaur.

"In her term of office Arlene Foster failed to deliver anything substantial in regard to the Environment and many Environmental NGOs will not be sorry to see her go. Unfortunately for them, unfortunately for the Environment, it looks like a case of - out of the frying pan and into the fire." ENDS

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