Monday 25 June 2018 / 4:04 PM Environment / Rebecca Long-Bailey

Tories have defied all logic and failed to make the right decision for the people of Wales and the future of our planet – Long Bailey

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to the Government’s decision to abandon their support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, said:

“Once again the Tories have defied all logic and failed to make the right decision for our economy, the people of Wales and the future of our planet.

“Scrapping the Tidal Lagoon on the same day as supporting a third runway at Heathrow is a kick in the teeth not only for Wales but for the renewables sector and industries outside the capital.

“Thousands of workers will now miss out on high-quality employment and thousands of households will miss out on the benefits of zero-carbon energy.

“If Theresa May was serious about rebalancing our economy, creating jobs and protecting British communities from climate change then she would not have made this decision.

“The next Labour government will back low-carbon projects like the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, supporting manufacturing, creating jobs and working to meet our climate targets.”