Posted by Steve on November 15, 2009
Greens Leader Bob Brown says the Rudd government and Turnbull opposition are on the verge of a polluter’s pact which will lock Australia into failure in dealing with climate change.
“The opposition, in winning a ‘permanent’ exclusion concession on agriculture, is now set for more featherbedding of the worst polluting industries before endorsing the emissions trading scheme with its risible 5% minimum greenhouse gas reduction target”, Senator Brown said.
“A Galaxy poll released by the Greens today shows most Australians want the minimum 25% reduction target called for by scientists, environmentalists and the Greens.
“A separate poll released by Australian Greens Higgins candidate Clive Hamilton shows 69% of Australians want the government to negotiate with the Greens.
“The big polluters have the big parties captured and stored. This is a Labor-Coalition recipe for failure,” Senator Brown said.