Greenpeace reacts to the appointment of Theresa May’s Cabinet and the demise of DECC

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14 July, 2016

The appointment of Theresa May’s top team brings uncertainty for the protection of our countryside and wildlife as well as the UK’s status as an international leader on tackling climate change according to Greenpeace analysis.

On the appointment of Boris Johnson, David Davies and Liam Fox, the environmental organisation expressed potential concern given their voting record and links to climate sceptic funders and think tanks.  EnergyDesk analysis shows that David Davies has also taken funding from Michael Hintze and voted against the environmental agenda, voting against decarbonisation targets and in favour of cuts to subsidies for renewables.

Liz Truss to be Secretary of State at DEFRA

Last edited 15 July 2014 at 11:26am

Greenpeace response

15 July, 2014

Tuesday 15th July, 2014. London - In response to the appointment of Liz Truss MP as Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, a Greenpeace spokesperson said :


"Liz Truss has written extensively on the importance of science to education and the economy. If she can bring that respect for evidence and rigour into her new role, then we should  see a more coherent approach to the environment than the embarrassing shambles of the last few years. Common sense and the laws of probability dictate that Liz Truss will be better than Owen Paterson. She starts with a clean slate and we wish her well."



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