ELECTION 2013 Big wheels of timber industry behind Liberal National Party in Eden ….
Summary of some content of article by Amanda Stroud . 15, 2013, 2:11 p.m.
Timber industry big wheel Ross Hampton, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), the peak industry ‘voice’ for the timber industry supported by the Liberal National Party is in Eden this week. In the marginal seat of Eden he’s lobbying to get the COALition in to do the bidding of the Big Timber Industry. (Or should we say psuedo carbon trading industry ?)
He said: “There are 280 million homes being built to our north. That’s $17 trillion in business. ” While Mr Hampton got behind the wheel of a timber hauling B-double in Eden, conservationists were taking the battle direct to Macquarie Street, Bega and Bellingen so the public could be made aware of a NSW government proposal to change regulations to allow native forest biomass to be burned to generate electricity. The NSW government announced last month that it wanted to amend the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009 to allow “invasive native scrub and logging debris from approved forestry operations on state forest or private land … [to] be burnt to generate electricity”. The definition of biomass however, in the fine print, means any tree or vegetation currently harvested under current regulations….that they will continue if COALition gain power.
THAT WOULD GIVE THESE LOGGERS AND THOSE WITH THE CONTRACTS TO FORESTS MONEY FOR BURNING OUR CARBON SINK AND WILDLIFE HOME
COALITION POLICIES IS BURNT FORESTS TO BE CALLED RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR CARBON TRADING – GOODBYE WORLD’S CARBON SINK FOREVER