Canberra, Wednesday 25 November 2009

The Greens today warmly welcomed the Australian Conservation Council’s return to the mainstream of the environment movement in opposing the Rudd Government’s failure of an emissions trading scheme.

“Welcome back to a position of environmental credibility, ACF,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne said.

“The ACF was always in an extremely uncomfortable position supporting what its staff and members knew was a bill that would lock in climate failure.

“It is clear, as Don Henry has said today, that this bill, if passed in its current form, will hold back the vital and positive transformation to a clean economy.

“It is very heartening to see the ACF standing up for the position it knew all along was right, and returning to its place in the mainstream of the environment movement in Australia.”
Senator Christine Milne