21 Mar '12, 2pm

#Budget2012 sticks two fingers up at David Cameron’s promise to build a clean future #greenestGovtever

Budget sticks two fingers up at David Cameron's promise to build a clean future 21 March 2012 Reacting to the Chancellor's Budget statement today [Wednesday 21 March 2012], Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said: "This Budget sticks two fingers up at David Cameron's promise to build a clean future - and gives a massive thumbs down to new jobs and cutting our reliance on expensive gas and oil. "Safeguarding our environment and growing a strong economy go hand in hand - but the Chancellor has fired the starting pistol for more roads, airports and gas power that will keep the UK hooked on costly fossil fuels for decades to come. "Business leaders are sick of the Chancellor's Jekyll and Hyde routine on developing a low carbon economy - and other countries are leaving us trailing. "The few green crumbs of comfort offered by Mr Osborne will be completely swep...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/budget_2012_...

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