Authorities ought to take lead on the place carbon farming is allowed – Waitaki mayor

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2021-06-06 07:55:34

The Waitaki mayor desires the federal government to vary the foundations on the place carbon farming is allowed.

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Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says it might price councils tens of millions of {dollars} if selections about the place plantations had been positioned had been challenged within the Atmosphere Courtroom.
Photograph: RNZ / Simon Rogers

This week, greater than 150 individuals attended a public assembly in Oamaru to listen to about what the council can do about new proposals for carbon farming.

That’s the observe of holding the greenhouse gasoline out of the environment and as a substitute sequestering (or capturing and storing) it in, for instance, pine plantations.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher stated the federal government ought to take the lead in figuring out the place plantations can go and the way they’re ruled.

“Sure we will put these issues in place, it may cost a little $100,000 to get a rule put in place however then it may price into the tens of millions of {dollars} if it will get challenged by way of to the Atmosphere Courtroom.”

Kircher stated small councils couldn’t afford to take that danger.

He stated locals had been additionally involved about productive farms turning into long-term pine plantations.

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