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Positive noises as Oireachtas Committee publishes Climate Change Bill

Posted by Oisín Coghlan on October 14, 2010 at 09:52 AM

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Yesterday the Oireachtas Climate Change Committee published a full Climate Change Bill with support from the members of the Committee from all parties. Read the committee's press release here.

Ministers Gormley and Cuffe responded with a pretty positive press release welcoming the Committee's Bill and, more importantly saying the Government Bill would be agreed and published "in the very near future". Earlier in the day the Taoiseach told the Dáil that the draft climate bill would be published "soon".

Friends of the Earth has also welcomed the Committee's Bill and urged the Government to build on this expression of consensus by bringing its own bill to the house as soon as possible before Christmas.

Today's Irish Times has a short report on it.

Our current email action - to the ministers who will decide on the Gov Bill - is still relevant, and we know it's been making an impact. If you haven't taken it already, please do take it now.

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