Greens shafted?

Stuff reports:

James Shaw is an honest man, so when I asked him whether the Government’s $12 billion infrastructure plans would help or hinder his fight against climate change he went quiet, rather than directly lying.

After a while he gave a qualified answer about how it depended on how developed over the next decade.

But Shaw is not stupid. This $12b package will do far more to send emissions up than down. It’s got a few nice little bits of Green-friendly spending around the edges but at its core it is a commitment to spending billions of dollars on roads.

It’s a package National would have been happy to deliver. In fact, many of the roads were ones National had pledged to deliver.

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