Mr Elder said the bill was not only about climate change, but was also the most far-reaching taxation legislation since the 1980s.
He said no one had seemed to consider the possibility that even if pollution targets were met, billions of dollars would end up in the Government’s coffers.
Then the Maori party climbs in on their retreat from their 'flagship' policy -
The Government can’t go round promising or telling people one thing and then backing down because it’s election year. You either genuinely believe this needs to happen and you’ve got a strategy to address the issues around climate change, or you haven’t.>