What is it about this Government that they are in a permanent state of indecision?
They fumble along from one month to the next floating policies in the media to gauge a reaction before deciding what to do. Somewhere between Dec 2009 and March 2010, the Government changed it's policy regarding the Climate Change Bill. And it is good news to the Climate Realists amongst us.
See link to the actual document.
Seems like Gormley couldn't deliver on his plan last March and now it seems the insidious Climate Change Bill is to be shelved with all the rest of the wasted plans.This framework document clearly sets out the Government’s ambitions for the Climate Change Bill and is a first step in the process of developing the Bill. I will be publishing the Heads of the Bill before the end of the first quarter of 2010 which will outline the detailed provisions of the proposed Bill.
Friends of the Earth aren't happy:
Commenting, Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan said
Friends of the Earth “deeply disappointed” at lack of progress on Climate Change Bill at The Irish Environmental Network“Friends of the Earth is deeply disappointed that the Climate Bill is not included in the Government’s Legislation Programme published today, for the Autumn session of the Dáil. Last December the Government committed itself to having a climate law passed in 2010, now, 10 months later, they can’t even say when it will be published.”
Although the Government have being wasting valuable time and resources in planning this Bill, it puts a spring in my step that they have chicken out on enacting it.
The Bill's Framework Document essentially got no scrutiny in the media apart from Damien Kiberd on Newstalk, but what it envisaged was a takeover of all Govt Depts by the EPA.
The EPA along with various committees were going to stick their noses into the affairs of every Govt Dept and every large to medium size business in the country. The EPA are not to be trusted.
I'd love to know who or what caused the change in policy and how the Greens can hold a straight face on it.