Government’s North East Link announcement ‘shameless greenwashing’

Australian Greens

The Victorian Greens have called today’s North East Link announcement ‘shameless greenwashing’ and say the project will be an environmental and economic disaster.

The project will plough a massive tollway through some of our most sensitive urban environment, and lock in more carbon emissions and air pollution by putting 100,000 extra cars on the road.

Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport, Sam Hibbins, said that at a time of climate and extinction crisis, when transport is our biggest growing source of emissions, spending billions of dollars on a mega tollway instead of sustainable transport was environmental and economic vandalism.

To make matters worse, the public will be taking all the financial risk on the tolling and revenue projections, before the government sells them in another sweetheart privatisation deal.

As stated by Victorian Greens transport spokesperson, Sam Hibbins MP:

“Talk about shameless greenwashing. This is a project that’s ploughing a massive tollway through sensitive urban green spaces and putting an extra 100,000 cars on the road for more carbon emissions and air pollution.

“In a climate crisis, when transport is our biggest growing source of emissions, spending billions of dollars on a mega tollway is nothing short of environmental and economic vandalism.”

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