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ETS a con job' says ACT spokesman

Marlborough Express

by Blair Ensor  7 May 2010

The Government is "conning" the public as it forges ahead with an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), despite Australia delaying its own scheme until 2013, says ACT MP and climate change spokesman John Boscawen.

Speaking at the Marlborough Federated Farmers annual meeting at the Copthorne Hotel yesterday afternoon, Mr Boscawen said the Government had made a number of "misleading, contradictory, and inconsistent justifications for continuing full steam ahead".

"Do not be fooled by any amount of National Party spin."

Its a Monster, illogical and unreasonable

Carbon Sense

Nick Smith’s ETS is out of control. What was supposed to be a response to global warming has taken on a purpose that surpasses and replaces the original environmental reasons for which it was born.
Nick Smith stated in Parliament a while ago that foresters now have a property right to the carbon credits created by the Government ETS legislation and a Government can not take away a property right.
These property rights and the liability they create for the Government was given as the reason the Government gives for persisting with the July 1 phase in to the ETS of transport and electricity, despite Australia abandoning its scheme. They need the money to pay the foresters.

New Zealanders Call On Govt To Delay ETS

John Boscawen MP, ACT New Zealand
Tuesday, May 4 2010.

ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen was today pleased to announce the success of day one of his two-day ETS public meetings tour throughout the Waikato and Taranaki regions.

"I have been overwhelmed by the great public attendance at my public meetings yesterday in Morrinsville and Matamata, and again last night in Tamihere on the outskirts of Hamilton," Mr Boscawen said.

Stop Misleading The Public, Dr Smith

John Boscawen MP, ACT New Zealand
Friday, April 30 2010.
ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today demanded Climate Change Issues Minister Dr Nick Smith stop his misleading, contradictory and inconsistent justifications for the New Zealand ETS and be honest to New Zealanders about the financial burden he insists on imposing on the country.

It is impossible to have any confidence in Dr Smith as Minister - he's in denial about the futility of the ETS; scrambling to justify a scheme that, while making no difference to the world climate, will come at a huge cost to our economy," Mr Boscawen said.

"Minister Smith has regularly played politics and made misleading statements.  For example:  Nick Smith said the ETS isn't a tax because foresters receive credits.  Fact: for practical purposes the ETS is a tax on our economy, subsidies to foresters notwithstanding.

Time For Some Honesty On The ETS

John Boscawen MP, ACT New Zealand
Wednesday, May 5 2010.

ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today poured scorn upon Agriculture Minister David Carter’s claim at Mystery Creek that the Government needs to proceed with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to avoid a potential trade backlash from Europe.

Self-Inflicted Wounds and Sloppy Science


Speech by Hon Rodney Hide, ACT Leader, to the  Waikato Federated Farmers AGM, at Hamilton Airport Conference Centre, Hamilton, Thursday May 6, 2010



“Taxing the Heart out of Australia.”- Carbon Sense

The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that the Rudd Resource tax was just another in a long line of taxes helping to depopulate rural Australia.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that depopulation of the outback started with the fringe benefits tax and the removal of accelerated depreciation, both of which penalise companies who provide housing for employees.
“Every government since then has accelerated the drift to the coastal and capital cities.



BUILDING?   That's  right!


Japanese physicist Dr. Kei Mori exposed plant life to

two of the conditions of the original world ecology -

before the Great Flood.


He grew tomato plants under a plastic dome which

filtered the ultraviolet rays; and he increased the



After two years, a cherry tomato plant was 16 feet tall,

with 903 tomatoes on it. After six years, the same

tomato plant was over 30 feet tall and had produced

over 5,000 tomatoes.



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