Foresters block Kyoto regime

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

I missed this article a couple of days ago, but it is well worth the read.

Apparently Forest owners, incensed at the government thieving their property rights (carbon credits) are blocking access to their forests for government inspectors measuring forests to calculate carbon credits.

Forest owners are so annoyed by the Kyoto regime they have decided to make it difficult to implement it. “The Government has a real cheek expecting forest owners to help them find a way to calculate a tax for changing land use after taking their credits from them,” association president Peter Berg said.

Environment Minister Pete Hodgson’s refusal “to even discuss the need for a policy change demonstrates an extremely cavalier attitude and a lack of commercial understanding”, Mr Berg said.

This is yet another example of “arrogance” by a Government that rides rough-shod of private property rights.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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