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JUDGE DECLINES RECUSAL; AWARDS COSTS TO NIWA

Posted 30 December 2012

High Court judge, Mr Justice Venning handed down his decision on costs in the case New Zealand Climnate Science Education Trust v NIWA just before Christmas (when media interest is non-existent). A copy is attached. In response to a memorandum suggesting that he recise himnself, Venning J does not agree that his carbon farming interests caused him to have unconscious bias. He argues [30-31] that the ETS is driven by global (not local) warming and our international commitments – ignoring the fact that a major ETS amendment was pending, that a new UNFCCC commitment is to be made in 2013 and a new 2020 target is in the pipeline.

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