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New Environment Secretary must talk to experts, says West Midlands Friends of the Earth

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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CAMPAIGN group the West Midlands Friends of the Earth has called on the new Environment Secretary to consult experts while in the role.

The group often had a fractious relationship with Owen Paterson, who was replaced in the role by Liz Truss following David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle last week.

Friends of the Earth regional campaigner Chris Crean said: "Liz Truss must make a clean break with her predecessor by backing urgent action to slash emissions, and by speaking to scientists and experts. This isn't about an internecine fight within the Tory party; it is about the future of humanity."

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