13 February 2007
Don’t Burn the
New Zealand First forestry spokesperson Doug
Woolerton is calling for calm in the carbon credit debate
and rational discussion rather than rash action.
of burning trees or bulldozing forests is not helpful.
Rather than taking a hard line, all sides should meet and
discuss the issue. New Zealand’s forests represent a
tremendous natural resource and the last thing anyone wants
is to damage or destroy that resource. That is not in our
nation’s best interests,” said Mr Woolerton.
Zealand First accepts that there are important property
rights issues to be resolved, and acknowledges that the
ownership of carbon credits is important to the forestry
industry. The market for carbon credits is emerging, and it
is not in the nation’s best interests to take entrenched
positions at this early stage,” said Mr Woolerton.
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