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And third, require all MPs to visit a flattened forest – Brown to Rudd.

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Bob Brown 28 Nov 2007

 
'Rudd should visit the Tamar Valley'
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should require his Labor MPs to visit a logged native forest in Tasmania to assess the long-term impact of Gunns pulp mill, Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
"After the two school visits and call on a shelter for homeless people, Mr Rudd should insist his caucus members get first hand experience of how a wild forest can be reduced to pulp and greenhouse gases by Gunns' logging machines," Senator Brown said.
"John Howard signed the Regional Forest Agreement in 1997 – it was a death warrant and prime act of global warming negligence. If Mr Rudd thinks that a clear-felled and burnt forest is too distressing for his MPs to see, he ought to ensure they visit the vineyards, organic farms, fishers and tourist businesses in the Tamar Valley threatened by the pulp mill, before he signs off on it in 6 weeks time."
"Or, at least, his MPs should visit a wild forest – if they can find one - in their own electorates," Senator Brown said.
 
Contact: Prue Cameron 0408 473 379
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should require his Labor MPs to visit a logged native forest in Tasmania to assess the long-term impact of Gunns pulp mill, Greens leader Bob Brown said today.
"After the two school visits and call on a shelter for homeless people, Mr Rudd should insist his caucus members get first hand experience of how a wild forest can be reduced to pulp and greenhouse gases by Gunns' logging machines," Senator Brown said.
"John Howard signed the Regional Forest Agreement in 1997 – it was a death warrant and prime act of global warming negligence. If Mr Rudd thinks that a clear-felled and burnt forest is too distressing for his MPs to see, he ought to ensure they visit the vineyards, organic farms, fishers and tourist businesses in the Tamar Valley threatened by the pulp mill, before he signs off on it in 6 weeks time."
"Or, at least, his MPs should visit a wild forest – if they can find one - in their own electorates," Senator Brown said.
 
Contact: Prue Cameron 0408 473 379

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