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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 02:41 AM

15. Palmer's Climate Lies Should Come As No Surprise

The Abbott government has secured the likely passage of its Direct Action carbon policy through the Senate.

The news comes as a result of an agreement reached yesterday between Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer, for the PUP to support the bill with minor amendments.

Once again, after tough talk and media stunts, Palmer has rolled over in the back rooms and done a deal in his own best interests. As the owner of several large coal and iron ore mines, Palmer has an obvious vested interest in ensuring a taxpayer-funded compensation plan for big polluters.

As we've argued many times, Direct Action is a fraudulent policy that can’t possibly reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions to our target of a 5 per cent reduction by 2020.

What it will do is pay the biggest polluters in the country a total of $2.55 billion over the next six years. All for doing what everyone (except the most ardent climate denialists) agrees they must, if the world is to escape devastating warming: lower their fossil fuel pollution.

https://newmatilda.com/2014/10/30/palmers-climate-lies-should-come-no-surprise

According to current polls, support for PUP is slipping, notably in Victoria, which goes to the polls later this year – they're at 2%. The Greens are way ahead, on 13%.

I look forward to the day when people ask "Pup? Who?"

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