clips of Brid’s comments on the need to KEEP IT IN THE GROUND, and the fossil fuel industry’s aplogists (like Senator Tim Lombard, FG) who have tried to bury the Climate Emergency Bill.
Tag: fossil fuels
I GOT FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES! Fair play to my comrade Richard Boyd Barret who took on the job of challeging the proceedular trickery of the powers that be in ‘the house’ today. My Climate Emergency Bill, despite being passed overwhelming so far, has been put into ‘limbo’ by undemocratic means because the fossil fuel industry doesn’t like it. Here’s the exhange in the Dáil earlier. Thanks Richard.
The Bill that would prevent further fossil fuel exploration off our coast has been put into ‘limbo’ by a clique that includes Michael Lowry and Michael McDowell. Evidence of the hypocrasy of a governement that claims to care about the environment. We protested outside the Dáil today – 19.2.19.
Carbon tax should be paid by the fossil fuel corporations, not by ordinary people. A carbon tax thus applied could help pay for energy saving projects such as increased public transport and retrofitting homes. And if the government is concerned about climate change, it should support my Bill to ban fossil fuel exploration at sea
I questioned officials from the Department of Agriculture . We have one the worst records in Co2 emissions and our plan is to increase those emissions in agriculture, despite what the IPCC report tells us is happening. They really dont get the urgency of tackling #ClimateChange, and while our forest cover is among the lowest in Europe, planting monocultures of Sitka spruce will do nothing to help the environemnt or climate. Nor will Govt policy help lower-income farmers, who could play a huge and progressive role in mitigating climate change
Media Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit, 06/11/2018
Bills benefits would far outweigh any costs says Brid Smith TD
People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has labelled an Oireachtas report on the proposed bill to ban exploration for oil and gas as “pure fantasy” based on “pretty flimsy economic grounds”.
The research explicitly excluded looking at any economic benefits of the ban while much of its figures are based on “what if” scenarios that speculate on some find in the future.Read more »
TD says comments from new Minister at Natural Resources department show “utter disregard for facts on climate change”
Press Release 31.10.18
Brid Smith TD has described as extremely worrying comments from Sean Canney while addressing delegates at the Atlantic Ireland exploration conference in Dublin.
The Minister effectively pledged Government support for future exploration for gas and oil in Ireland. He criticised a proposed Bill from Brid Smith of People before Profit that would ban future licencing for exploration saying it would do nothing to reduce Irelands emissions.Read more »
Delighted that the bill on Fossil Fuels got through, now lets have more ‘joined up’ thinking from all government departments on this, and lets hope my bill on ending dirty fuel exploration will pass in Sept