Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS CARBON LAWS, CAP-AND-TRADE

Dec. 1, 2009 - "Australia's parliament rejected laws to set up a sweeping carbon emissions trade scheme on Wednesday, scuttling a key policy of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and setting a trigger for an early election." Reuters. NOTE: This could damage Barack Obama's hopes for Copenhagen next week, as noted in that Reuters story: "The defeat by parliament's upper house Senate ends [Prime Minister Kevin] Rudd's hopes of taking his legislated climate commitments to next week's global talks in Copenhagen, where world leaders will discuss new targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions." RELATED: Australia's global warming bill defeated - Philippine Star Early election trigger after senate rejects Labor's ETS scheme - The Australian Liberal senators break ranks on ETS - The Australian Australia's Parliament defeats global warming bill - The Associated Press Australia's emissions trading scheme voted down second time - Xinhua Australian Senate rejects Kevin Rudd's climate plan - BBC News Australia's Global Warming Bill Defeated - New York Times Kevin Rudd handed double-dissolution trigger as Senate rejects Emissions - Daily Telegraph Australia rejects emissions laws, elections likely - AFP Australian Parliament Rejects Government Carbon Reduction Plan - NASDAQ Senator Webb to Obama on Copenhagen: Don't Do Anything Congress Can't Do - Heritage.org A Conundrum That Awaits In Copenhagen - Investor's Business Daily Leave a Comment Conservative T-Shirts Follow CNB on Twitter RSS Feed

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