Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Say "No" to the ETS

There certainly seems to be a groundswell of opinion against the Emissions Trading Scheme, and the decidedly dodgy science which underpins it. Our ETS poll closes shortly, and we'll report the results tomorrow. But in the meantime, Muriel and Frank Newman have launched an online petition at their website. It's already attracted 1229 respondents

The petition reads as follows:

HELP SUSPEND THE EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME PETITION
On July 1st National intends to inflict on New Zealand the world's most comprehensive and expensive emissions trading scheme. It will increase the cost of power and petrol, forcing food prices to rise along with the cost of all other goods and services. Australia has just suspended their scheme until 2013. New Zealand should do the same otherwise we risk an exodus of businesses relocating to Australia to avoid the cost-burden on wealth creators that this scheme will impose. We want this petition to send the Prime Minister the strongest possible message to suspend the ETS. Please support this petition and get everyone else to do so too as the more people who sign, the more powerful our message.


Online petitions have a bit of a chequered history, but the message behind this one is important, and it's another chance to send the PM and his Cabinet a message. We urge you to consider adding your cyber-signature to this petition.

1 comment:

Ciaron said...

but the message behind this one is important, and it's another chance to send the PM and his Cabinet a message.

'cause that worked so well for us last time.

All right, all right I'll go sign it now ;)