Sunday, 1 April 2007

We knew this too...

Erica's finally come clean. The federal government has decided to break its promise to protect forests in the Florentine and Styx valleys, made during the last election campaign - acually they broke it a while ago and have been claiming they hadn't. Obviously it was a non-core promise. Trees don't vote, but workers do, so they've decided they would "save jobs" instead of saving old-growth forests. Now that's explicable at least, but I'm not sure these jobs are going to be saved in the long term, and the trees certainly aren't, once they're gone. On this matter, the government promised to do very little, and has done even less. Wilderness Society media release here.

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