Irish Times backs climate law and carbon tax
4 Aug 2009
FIVE YEARS after it was supposed to happen, a carbon tax and a climate change Bill may finally make it to the floor of the Dáil. John Gormley has received Cabinet approval to draft a climate change Bill that will set down principles in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and provide the mechanisms to deliver on them. Although the legislation will have to be cleared with Fianna Fáil, Taoiseach Brian Cowen is unlikely to persevere with the objections of his predecessor.