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No-confidence motion against Terje Riis-Johansen. Opposition alleges Petroleum and Energy Minister violated disclosure requirements. The Christian Democratic Party (KrF) has put forward a vote of no confidence in Sp’s (Centre Party) Terje Riis-Johansen. It alleges the minister deliberately didn’t inform Parliament for over a year about delays to Mongstad’s CO2 purification project.

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No-confidence motion against Terje Riis-Johansen

Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 11:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Opposition alleges Petroleum and Energy Minister violated disclosure requirements.

Terje Riis-Johansen and Jens Stoltenberg
Terje Riis-Johansen and Jens Stoltenberg
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The Christian Democratic Party (KrF) has put forward a vote of no confidence in Sp’s (Centre Party) Terje Riis-Johansen.

It alleges the minister deliberately didn’t inform Parliament for over a year about delays to Mongstad’s CO2 purification project.

“A unanimous group has concluded Terje Riis-Johansen neglected to disclose important information to Parliament regarding the progress, content and programme for Mongstad’s carbon capture and storage scheme,” KrF’s leader Dagfinn Høybråthen tells TV2.

Riis-Johansen was called to Parliament to account for his actions and questioned for two hours about the matter under a hearing.

“Parliament’s job now is to confront the government with this information. We need to clarify in detail when the minister responsible was told about the disparity in the schedule, and what was done about it. It makes it an extremely serious Parliamentary issue if what happened is true,” Høybråthen told Bergens Tidende.




Published on Monday, 7th June, 2010 at 11:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: terje, riis-johansen, mongstad, co2, gas, purification, dagfinn, hoeybraathen.





  
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