“Cameron’s commitment to the environment is barely skin deep”

Responding to David Cameron’s refusal to oppose the construction of any new nuclear power stations, Liberal Democrat Leader, Ming Campbell MP said:

Once again, David Cameron has shown his commitment to the environment is barely skin deep. It is simply not credible for him to assert his green credentials without being willing to take any tough decisions.

Every nuclear power project in history, everywhere in the world, has required massive subsidies – often hidden in stealth taxes. New nuclear power would be no different.

Given that modern nuclear plants would produce four times as much high level waste as previously, the only serious way to avoid this dangerous environmental legacy is to rule out an extension of nuclear now. It is a great pity that David Cameron is unwilling to do so.

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