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Former Environment Minister feels turf controversy will do more harm than good for bogs

Apr 27, 2022 17:04 By Shannonside News
Former Environment Minister feels turf controversy will do more harm than good for bogs Former Environment Minister feels turf controversy will do more harm than good for bogs
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A vote on a Sinn Fein Motion opposing Eamon Ryan's legislation is planned for this evening.

The controversy over turf that has broken out in recent weeks will actually do more harm to our environment.

That's according to Roscommon Galway Deputy Denis Naughten who says a totally wrong approach has been taken to the issue.

The Independent TD says that while a phasing out of solid fuel was agreed during his time as Minister, it was planned that alternatives would have been made available to people before banning fuels.

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Speaking on Let's Talk this afternoon Deputy Naughten says the way the issue has been handled in recent weeks will lead to people actually opening up their bogs again…

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