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Liz McManus to study proposals for climate change laws

11 Jun 2009

Irish Times

HARRY McGEE, Political Staff

THE LABOUR spokeswoman on energy, Liz McManus, has been asked by the Oireachtas climate change committee to act as its rapporteur in examining proposals for legislation to set statutory limits and targets for emissions and carbon budgets.

Climate change legislation is expected to be the key demand of the Green Party in the revised programme for government, which will be negotiated during the summer. ...

At a meeting of the committee yesterday ... Oisín Coghlan of Friends of the Earth said ... there was an urgent need for a climate change Act and said a five-year carbon budget should be included in the legislation.

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