Monday 26 April 2021 / 9:15 PM Anna McMorrin

Serious questions over public money committed to the Total LNG gas pipeline in Mozambique

Anna McMorrin MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, responding to the UK Government investments in the paused Total LNG gas pipeline in Mozambique said:

“The risks with this project were clear from day one. The decision to invest was short-sighted, contradicted environmental, humanitarian and security warnings in the government’s own impact assessment, and has risked UK taxpayers money.

“The Conservative Government have serious questions to answer over how much and what protections are in place around the public money already committed.

“The government must use this indefinite pause wisely – instead of continuing to lock low-income and climate vulnerable countries into a new generation of fossil fuel reliance, the UK must seize the opportunity to fully withdraw support from the project, align with new fossil fuel policy, and invest in green and sustainable development and transition.”

 

Notes to editor

Shadow Minister presses UK Government Minister on hypocrisy of UK financing in overseas fossil fuel projects: https://twitter.com/AnnaMcMorrin/status/1283365770622308359?s=20 / https://leftfootforward.org/2021/01/why-we-need-to-read-the-small-print-of-the-tories-fossil-fuel-pledge/.

Shadow Minister calls for the government to immediately end all financing of new overseas fossil fuel projects: https://twitter.com/mtpennycook/status/1285113847276343296

Shadow Minister calls for UK consideration of fossil fuel projects during policy consultation to halted: https://labourlist.org/2021/02/exclusive-labour-calls-for-urgent-pause-on-fossil-fuel-investments-overseas/

Shadow Minister slams ‘unacceptable loopholes’ in new fossil fuel policy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/uk-pledge-overseas-fossil-fuels-b1831513.html