Tagged: John Key

No Relief - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 08, 2009

So John Key is going to make pseudoephedrine only available on doctor’s prescription. And he’s not stopping there, either: Mr Key has asked for Medsafe to consider a total ban on pseudoephedrine, which is used to make the illegal drug “P”, pure methamphetamine. Unfortunately Mr. Key is being poorly advised on this matter by his science advisor, [...] … Read More

How not to negotiate #1 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 01, 2009

New Zealand’s commitment to piffling and highly conditional emissions targets appears to have been weakened even further by chief negotiator Adrian Macey’s admission in an interview with Point Carbon that if the conditions aren’t met: “…we reserve the right to drop (our target) below 10 per cent.” As Geoff Key of Greenpeace notes, this is like holding [...] … Read More

National snub to Labour on ETS: part 2 — the fallout - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 14, 2009

Carbon News has a special update tonight with the gory details of the government’s snub to the Labour opposition on negotiations to amend the emissions trading scheme. CN has also made available the full text of Labour’s proposed memorandum of understanding with the government (PDF) — which reveals that substantial incentives for agriculture were on [...] … Read More