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The federal government's greenhouse policy is a failure : Comments

By Nicolette Boele, published 15/12/2000

Nicolette Boele explains the Australian Conservation Foundation's perspective on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

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Not only is the Federal Government's policy a failure but NSW State Minister Frank Sartor fails the test too. He has effectively stopped our community being able to reduce annual Greenhouse Gas emissions by about 4000 tonnes. This could be achieved by our community driving 12 million VKTs less each year.

This he has denied us by locking up our northern access [see] forcing us to travel each day 10-20 kms unnecessarily. We believe he has done this for political point and vote scoring, to help a Labour member in a neighbouring marginal seat, Menai, in the upcoming State election.

He has not consulted with those of us who wish this road opened and claims the road is to be locked and designated "environment protected" to save a fauna corridor, but then in conflict with this policy he removes the "green web" corridors elsewhere in the Sutherland Shire.

His decision is inconsistent with the stated views of The NSW Premier who espouses "we need to reduce all the CO2 emissions we can to help combat climate change".

Some help from ACF in lobbying and bringing Sartor to his senses on this longstanding and festering issue would be most gratefully appreciated.

Thanks, Jim Tilley, EATAG Phone 9521 7964
Posted by EATAG, Sunday, 19 November 2006 10:51:46 PM
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