The report backing a “carbon border tax” sounds just like the sort of thing green minded folk would welcome However, there is more to this narrative than meets the eye. Environmental Journalist Simon Pickstone has today written an excellent article in ENDS which exposes the fact that the “widely reported briefing making the case for a carbon border tax on imported goods, including on metallurgical coal, was written by a policy adviser for a company planning to construct the UK’s first new deep coal mine since the 1980s. The briefing, which received coverage in ENDS, the Scotsman and the Times, was published by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) and written by Tony Lodge, a research fellow for the influential free market think tank, which describes him as a “political and energy analyst.” Yes that’s right – Tony Lodge, author of the green sounding report on ‘carbon border tax’ also works as a political adviser for West Cumbria Mining.
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole 20th March 2020 read more »
Pro-fracking group is ‘wildly inflating’ job numbers, environmental campaigners claim. The American Petroleum Institute has been accused of overstating the number of jobs in the fracking industry by including gas station and convenience store workers.
Independent 20th March 2020 read more »