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Cutting down trees and growing cows not smart!

Thursday, 16 June 2005

Cutting down trees and growing cows not the way to go!

In light of the Government's announcement of revised carbon emissions released today, United Future's environment spokesman Larry Baldock has again asked the Minister for Climate Change why the Government is allowing Land Corp to convert forestry into dairying in the Central North Island Plateau.

"Quite apart from the fact that the pumice soils of that area are likely to result in greater nitrogen leaching into our waterways and lakes, it does not make sense when we convert land use from being part of the answer to being very much a part of the problem.

"If the Government is going to continue its commitment to Kyoto, it will have to get a lot more serious about achieving the targets set, or New Zealand taxpayers will be writing a cheque for billions of dollars," said Mr Baldock.


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