Labour manifesto - Friends of the Earth reaction
Commenting on the content of the Labour Manifesto launched today (16 May 2017), Dave Timms, Friends of the Earth campaigner, said:
“Labour’s manifesto offers a compelling and practical vision for a sustainable energy system which bans fracking, keeps our homes warm and powers them with clean electricity.
“It’s great to see a rock solid commitment to ‘defend and extend’ the vital EU environmental rules which give us clean beaches, safe water and protect our wildlife and countryside.
“The commitment to a new Clean Air Act is a welcome part of the solution to the air-pollution health crisis, but legislation takes time and Labour should commit to Clean Air Zones to restrict dirty vehicles straight away.”
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