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Queensland’s carbon pollution could increase by a third, report says

The ABC’s Stephanie Smail reports (9.3.16) on Environment Department evidence that shows increased land clearing in Queensland and growing levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

‘New modelling by Queensland’s Environment Department shows the state’s carbon pollution could increase by 35 per cent by 2030.

‘The State Government has released the projections in the face of growing resistance to planned changes to tree-clearing laws.

‘The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection report showed Queensland’s baseline greenhouse gas emissions could increase from 159.2 million tonnes in 2013 to 215.3 million tonnes in 2030, if State and Federal Government policy did not change.’

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