Friends of the Earth React to Scrapping of DECC

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Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, at The Pioneers Police and Crime Commissioners one year on by Policy Exchange via Flickr

CEO of Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, has responded to the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change has been abolished by Theresa May.

He said:

“This is shocking news. Less than a day into the job and it appears that the new Prime Minister has already downgraded action to tackle climate change, one of the biggest threats we face.

“This week the government’s own advisors warned of ever growing risks to our businesses, homes and food if we don’t do more to cut fossil fuel pollution.

“If Theresa May supports strong action on climate change, as she’s previously said, it’s essential that this is made a top priority for the new business and energy department and across government.”