Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: Voice of the North - at Best, Government Ignores Green Issues

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: Voice of the North - at Best, Government Ignores Green Issues

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Byline: COLIN WAKEFIELD

DAVID Miliband's proposed "green tax" is the latest example of this government's duplicity. His "green" proposals are simply tax collection, whilst true green issues are at best ignored and at worst covertly fought against at every level of this government.

Mr Miliband was recently invited to a meeting with residents, who have fought a massive landfill in the town of Houghton-le-Spring. He declined, safe in the knowledge that Labour are safe in the North, regardless of how they treat the electorate.

Two million tonnes of waste, household, industrial and hospital, are being dumped into two major drinking water aquifers, only metres from homes, shops and schools. The risks to health and drinking water supplies are obvious to anyone who cares to look at the scientific evidence.

The Environment Agency (Mr Miliband's department) is well aware of the dangers this landfill poses. In internal emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the EA admits "they can ill afford close scrutiny of the agencies handling of this landfill". …

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