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It’s your move Mr Attwood

I am writing in reply to Environment Minister Alex Attwood's support for my call for an Independent Environmental Protection Agency (10/08).

I was very glad to see the minister still supported the idea of giving this agency independence from the Department of the Environment. This has been a long standing policy of the Alliance Party; we even sponsored an Assembly petition that called for such.

However, considering he is in charge of Environment, by just saying that you support something is rather pointless when you are the only person who could actually make the change.

If he is so supportive of such an independent agency, will we be seeing him bringing an announcement on this issue when the Assembly sits again in September?

Anna Lo, MLA

Alliance Party

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