Coalition not seen as green, finds poll

13th April 2012


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Voters do not believe the government is meeting David Cameron's pledge to make it the most environmentally friendly administration the country has ever known

A poll of more than 1,700 British adults, carried out on behalf of Greenpeace and the RSPB, reveals that just 2% consider the Tory–Lib Dem coalition the “greenest government ever”.

More than half of those surveyed rate the government as average for its environmental policies, with just 10% stating that Cameron’s ministers are doing more than other countries’ administrations to improve the environment.

Released ahead of the government’s announcement on its proposed changes to environmental regulation (see 'Overhaul of environment regulation ...'), the results show that only 4% of those surveyed believe existing legislation is too strong, with 40% arguing that the UK’s natural environment needs far greater protection.


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