It is “appropriate” that the government sets the overall approach to reducing carbon emission, Eamon Ryan, the transport minister, has said. Opposition politicians have criticised amendments made to the Climate Action Bill that they claim have “compromised” the legislation. The legislation is seen by many as a landmark bill for the Green Party and is often cited by its elected representatives as a reason to go into government. Section five of the bill, which was added, last week, said that the government would make regulations that would determine the kind of greenhouse gases that should be taken into account when calculating the carbon budgets. It is expected that methane gases will prove controversial among the agriculture sector, with the cattle herd of the country accounting for a significant proportion of this gas emission.
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