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Commenting on David Cameron’s boast today of tearing up 80,000 pages of environmental protections and building guidelines, Friends of the Earth’s Policy and Campaigns Director Craig Bennett said:
“The Government must stop making the environment a scapegoat for the economic challenges we face.
“Important rules that safeguard our health and environment are being lost in this ideologically-driven war on red-tape.
“Ministers are allowing firms to frack under peoples’ homes without telling them, and planning to scrap rules to make developers build homes with a low environmental impact.
“Building a strong economy and protecting the environment are two sides of the same coin – we won’t build a strong, sustainable economy if we sacrifice the long term-future of our planet for short-term financial gain.”
Notes to editors:
1. David Cameron will announce plans to help house builders and make it easier and cheaper for businesses to meet environmental obligations.