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Government Hoisted By Its Own Petard

Government Hoisted By Its Own Petard

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckoff today slammed Climate Change Convenor Pete Hodgson's statement, that only human-induced methane emissions should be taxed.

"Thanks to Mr Hodgson's statement, made during Question Time in Parliament, the Government has now been hoisted by its own petard," Mr Eckhoff said.

"Since when have landfills been a natural phenomenon? Landfills are a direct result of human waste and refuse - just as methane is the result of the ruminant action of animals.

"Mr Hodgson's admission - that only human-induced emissions should be subject to a levy - illustrates the true nature of this discriminatory tax on rural New Zealand," Mr Eckhoff said.

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