Wednesday 22 April 2020 / 1:05 PM Luke Pollard

‘We cannot go back to business as usual’ – Pollard on the 50th Earth Day

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, said:

“On the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day we should remind ourselves that we cannot go back to business as usual after Coronavirus. 

“The virus has shown us that our way of life is fragile and we need to look carefully at what type of planet we want to live on; we don’t want to return to smog-filled streets, rising carbon emissions and dying species.

“We need our recovery to be led by green industries with renewed efforts to cut carbon, protect fragile habitats and create green jobs.”