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Pulp mill in Tasmania to lead to massive deforestation: and 10 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions every year, Greens Senator says

Posted by gmarkets on 26 September, 2007

Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania, Australian Greens Party, recorded in the Senate Hansard, Commonwealth of Australia, 11 September 2007 said the Gunns pulp mill in Tasmania has not been assessed for its greenhouse gas emissions. “We have a Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation who tried to mislead the parliament when I asked the question about the pulp mill by saying that the Australian Greenhouse Office measures carbon in forests and so on. I asked specifically about the pulp mill proposal. Under the RPDC process, the greenhouse gas emissions were to be assessed. Once that process was dumped by the Lennon government, there was no prospect of the greenhouse gas emissions being assessed”.

Sydney declaration a junk bond: Milne said “And yet the minister and his colleagues stand up and say to the rest of the world in the (APEC) Sydney declaration that they are concerned about climate change. In fact, under ‘forests’ the Sydney declaration says:

• Forests can play a critical role in the carbon cycle. Ongoing action is required to encourage afforestation and reforestation and to reduce deforestation …

Massive deforestation: “The pulp mill in Tasmania is going to lead to massive deforestation and we are going to see at least 10 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions every year as a result of the pulp mill, and the minister will not allow it to be assessed”.

Reference: Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania, Australian Greens Party, Senate Hansard, Commonwealth of Australia, 11 September 2007.

Erisk Net, 14/9/2007

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One Response to “Pulp mill in Tasmania to lead to massive deforestation: and 10 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions every year, Greens Senator says”

  1. Cheryl Johnson said

    Thank god for the Greens!
    I am devastated by tonights news about Turnbull giving Gunns the go ahead – and what has happened to Peter Garratt? Thank heavens for the Greens – keep up the good work. When does it stop and what can we do.
    Why is it that politicians are so short term focused?

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