Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trading carbon for votes

Whilst her indoors is backing off the emissions trading because it is political suicide at present, I note she was prepared to forgo a billion dollar industry and the 3,500 associated jobs.

What would Southland have then? Just Mayor Tim and his clapped out concrete mixer.

At least if the smelter did go, JafaLand might have a guaranteed power supply for a few more years.

But seriously, under the Law of Unintended Consequences, she is ready to allow probably the largest industrial employer in the country to head to closure over emissions. Shame the hot air and particulate emissions from her electorate are following the same principles by not being included in the carbon tax scheme.

As one of her own rightly notes about the introduction of this scheme
we're all stuffed.

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