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ETS should be suspended, says coalition

Tuesday 5 May 09 9:00am

Greenhouse Policy Coalition executive director Catherine Beard, representing the energy-intensive sector on climate change issues, is calling on the select committee reviewing the emissions trading scheme to suspend the introduction of the industrial sector into the scheme until such time as the "flawed legislation has been properly reviewed and fixed".

She noted that the act required more than a few tweaks to ensure that New Zealand does not lose jobs and new investment in the economy, in what are very challenging economic times.

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