'Apologist' Busuttil still defending oil-generated energy - PL

Labour Party says that Opposition leader is defending the use of oil-generated energy while the government is committed to shifting to gas.

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil (Photo: Ray Attard/MediaToday)
Opposition leader Simon Busuttil (Photo: Ray Attard/MediaToday)

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil is defending the previous government’s decision to use a power station that works with fuel that harms peoples’ health and the environment, the Labour Party said.

“Busuttil said himself that the BWSC plant was the best option,” the PL said in a statement.

Labour said that the previous Nationalist government had changed the environmental laws to accommodate the BWSC plant and opted to use pollutant fuel instead of gas.

“This is all while some people were taking commissions from the sale of oil,” Labour said.

Labour added that the government is committed to shifting to gas-generated energy, both thanks to a new power station and by converting the BWSC plant system to one that generates energy from gas.

“Busuttil has no credibility and has remained an apologist of a Nationalist government that was given a strong vote of no confidence from the people in the previous election,” Labour said. “This is because of the mess the government had made, including in the energy sector.”

“Everyone understands that a shift to gas-generated energy is the next step, and Busuttil is isolated in defending the choice of energy that is generated from a fuel that causes pollution."

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