Greenpeace responds to reports of change in speed limit

Last edited 30 September 2011 at 12:43pm
29 September, 2011

Commenting on reports in The Independent newspaper (1) that the government will announce that the speed limit will be raised to 80mph, Greenpeace's senior transport campaigner Emma Gibson said:

"The Saudi oil Minister will rub his hands with glee when he learns of Philip Hammond's decision. At a time when North Sea oil production is going down and we are ever more reliant upon unstable regimes and fragile environments to fuel our cars, the Transport Secretary's decision will raise oil consumption and carbon emissions when we need to cut both."

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