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Commenting on George Osborne’s speech today at the Conservative party conference, Friends of the Earth campaigner Donna Hume said:
“Barely days after David Cameron touched down from the UN Climate talks, his Chancellor is promising more roads, more airports and more fracking - with no mention of the solutions needed to slash emissions.
“By pledging support for polluters, the Chancellor is not just making a mockery of the Government's environmental commitments, he’s throwing away the chance to create thousands of jobs in new green industries.
“If the Prime Minister is serious about tackling climate change, his Government must choose renewable energy over dirty shale gas and oil, and make good on Liz Truss's promise to protect homes from flooding by filling the half billion pound hole in UK flood defence spending.”