Newman lets land-clearing cowboys loose

Queensland's land clearing laws represent the biggest emission reduction measure in Australia's history. Their roll-back represents a major risk for Australia's emissions and taxpayers under the Direct Action policy.

A few days ago Climate Spectator ran an aritcle by Geoff Russell putting the milestone of one million solar roofs into a rather depressing context. Essentially the emissions reductions being achieved by those million solar roofs would take 67 years to offset the emissions associated with just two years of land clearing in Queensland over 2005 and 2006.

Thankfully, land clearing has declined dramatically since that point thanks to laws that came into effect in 2007.

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