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National Party position on climate change is abysmal - CEAC

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CEAC supports Government for elevating clean ‘Rail Transport’ over truck transport, for moving more freight onto rail, thereby keeping our CO2 ‘climate emissions’ at a far lower levels, potentially stabilising climate changing weather events, saving taxpayer spending, keeping all our public highways /local roads safer, reducing road surface destruction from trucks causing immense road/bridge surface damages, saving taxpayer costs.

Here’s the latest;

- While Labour/NZ First have produced the new updated "National Rail strategy" which shows climate change leadership;- https://www.budget.govt.nz/budget/2019/wellbeing/transforming-economy/investing-in-rail.htm

Contrast Labour/NZ First to National;

- National has vowed to scrap the RMA . https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/118223167/national-promises-to-repeal-and-replace-rma

- National Instead plan to build massive highways for more (dirty emissions of CO2 using truck freight. https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1912/S00153/national-to-deliver-on-housing-transport-and-infrastructure.htm

- National also are deliberately refusing to plan for rail freight, thereby are encouraging no rail freight to and from all provincial ports.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/118223167/national-promises-to-repeal-and-replace-rma

National promises to repeal and replace RMA.

- Winston Peters and Phil Twyford as Minister of Transport have been outlining the rail potential benefits in this new rail policy here; https://www.budget.govt.nz/budget/2019/wellbeing/transforming-economy/investing-in-rail.htm

Quote;

- "Rail makes a vital contribution to urban public transport. Moving more freight by rail is economically efficient, and reduces carbon emissions as well as deaths and serious injuries on our roads.- "Previous Governments have taken a hands-off approach and left rail in a state of managed decline.- "That's why we instigated the Future of Rail review to make sure we are taking a long-term, joined-up approach to rehabilitating rail.- "Our New Zealand Rail Plan will outline the Government's strategic vision and give a 10-year programme of indicative investments and benefits," Phil Twyford says.- KiwiRail will report on progress on implementing the Government's vision for rail and further funding will be considered in Budget 2020.

Unquote;

CEAC hereby adds our support to Government for elevating clean ‘Rail Transport’ over truck transport, for moving more freight onto rail;- thereby keeping our CO2 ‘climate emissions’ at a far lower levels,- potentially stabilising climate changing weather events.- saving taxpayer spending,- Keeping all our public highways /local roads safer.- Reducing road surface destruction from trucks causing immense road/bridge surface damages.- Saving taxpayer costs from rising from paying for every day on roads all around our country.

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