From National Business Review - Auckland,New Zealand
Climate Change Bill attacked in Parliament
Climate Change Minister David Parker told Parliament today the Government's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was robust and thoroughly prepared, but it came under fierce attack when legislation that sets it up was debated.
The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill is going through its committee stage, the most detailed part of the legislative process when each clause can be debated.
National's climate change spokesman, Nick Smith, said the Government was rushing it through with reckless irresponsibility.