Emission targets should be ‘realistic’ and not ‘cripple our economy’

Emission targets should be 'realistic' and not 'cripple our economy'

LNP Senator Matt Canavan says he is very focused on “making sure we do not glibly sign up to these fantastical, ridiculous next-generation target like net-zero emissions by 2050 and cripple our economy in doing so”.

Mr Canavan told Sky News he was “happy to reduce carbon emissions” but they should go about it in a “realistic way”.

He said “one of the reasons we have met out Kyoto targets is because we stopped farmers clearing their trees” and as a result “their opportunity to grow and develop their part of this great nation has been diminished”.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese announced Labor’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 however this is a “policy which would have to see us end coal exports in a generation” Mr Canavan said.

“They want to control the amount of exports and wealth that is generated here in central and northern QLD from a room in Canberra.

“This is how far the Labor Party has departed from their original mission to defend and protect workers.”

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