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Campaigners respond to Queen's speech and state opening of Parliament

4 June 2014
Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the 2014 Queen's speech.

 

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport said

"The Infrastructure Bill represents a high-risk strategy from Government which badly misreads the public mood. A bill combining road-building and fracking will attract serious and sustained criticism from a wide range of quarters in the run up to the next election."

Stephen Joseph continued

"Proposing further planning reform to speed up major projects has become a default position for successive Governments. It may seem attractive, but examinations already proceed at a breakneck pace which risks poor decisions and more cases ending up in the courts. There must be proper time to examine important issues like air pollution and the effects on local communities."