Radio NZ: Federated Farmers u-turn on carbon tax

Federated Farmers has changed tack on its carbon tax stance, reports Radio New Zealand.

Previously opposed to a carbon tax, the organisation is now suggesting that a carbon tax might be preferable to an ETS.  Federated Farmers remains opposed to an ETS.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Farmers opposed the alternative option of a carbon tax when it was first mooted and campaigned against the suggestion of a tax to pay for research to reduce agricultural emissions.

“But Federated Farmers president Don Nicolson says with the shambles surrounding the government’s efforts to get a revised ETS in place, a low level carbon charge may not be such a bad idea after all.”