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Liberal Democrat manifesto – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Commenting on the General Election manifesto launched today (20 November) by the Liberal Democrats, Dave Timms, Head of Political Affairs at Friends of the Earth said:

“The Liberal Democrats have unveiled numerous strong policies to address the climate emergency, especially when it comes to renewable energy, home insulation and forcing the to-often recalcitrant Treasury to play its role.

“They also have serious commitments and policies to restore our countryside, protect nature and stop plastic waste polluting our rivers, fields and oceans.

“But these green pledges are undermined by continued backing for the expensive, nature-wrecking HS2 project, leaving the door open to regional airport expansion and silence on the need to end destructive road-building programmes.”

Friends of the Earth’s is calling on all political parties to commit to the following policies in their 2019 General Election manifestoes.


For more information and interview requests contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 020 7566 1649 / 07718 394786 (out of hours – please do not text this number)

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About Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We bring together more than two million people in 75 countries, combining people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact. For more information visit: follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page.

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