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Green groups voice anger at infrastructure budgeting

Jun 30, 2020 - The Independent UK

Boris Johnson has angered green campaigners after a £5bn infrastructure spending boost lacked new measures to achieve his legal duty of net zero carbon emissions. Vowing to "build back better" as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister was due to announce cash for hospital maintenance, court upgrades, high street rescues and - controversially - road upgrades.

However, he had been urged to seize the moment to ensure the UK is not "locked further into the climate cr...