UK Government reshuffle heralds departure from green agenda?

The British Government went through a reshuffling fragranced with a strong anti-environmentalist scent.  

Transport Minister Justine Greening was replaced, apparently as a result of her opposition to controversial plans for the construction of a third runway at London Heathrow airport. The Environment Secretary was also replaced by a member of the Conservative Party who is thought to be a climate change denier and a

proponent of the benefits of shale gas.  

"There is a shift away from greener ministers in posts towards less green ministers and I think that's serious" according to Alan Whitehead, member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee of the UK Parliament.

Source: Global Warming Policy Foundation, Reuters, The Financial Times.

Last modified onThursday, 04 May 2017 16:09
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