On his blog, Colin Espiner writes:
“it’s also extremely ironic to hear Labour wringing its hands about the impact of the ETS when…HELLO…Labour passed the Emissions Trading Scheme!!!”
Oh dear. That’s like saying ‘Labour is opposed to National’s ACC policy but Labour had an ACC policy of its own, hello!!!’
Labour isn’t (and I really can’t believe I’m being forced to explain this) against National having an ETS per se. In fact, they want an ETS that will put a price on carbon pollution and reduce emissions.
Labour is, quite rightly, against the ETS that National is about to pass, which will not reduce emissions but will give a subsidy worth hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to polluters.