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From Saturday’s News Stories …

Oil jumps to record $US142 – ABC News

Oil has leapt to a new record high above $US142 ($147.9) a barrel, extending gains after surging nearly 4 per cent in the previous session, as tumbling global stock markets helped to trigger a wider commodities rally.

– so –

Rex increases fuel surcharge | Herald Sun
REGIONAL Express has become the latest airline to increase its fuel surcharge, blaming the rising cost in oil prices. From July 2, Regional Express, or Rex, will increase its surcharge by $4 to $44.

– but –

Trading scheme won’t hit fuel price – Herald Sun
MOTORISTS will not be hit by an increase in the price of fuel under the emissions trading scheme being discussed by the government. “We are not going to do people over,” one senior minister said.

– which begs the question –

Is Rudd ‘running out of time’ to show climate leadership – ABC News
Former Labor Party pollster Rod Cameron says time is running out for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to provide real national leadership on climate change.

– so to brainwash you into submission –

ACCC starts educating public about carbon offsets – Livenews
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a set of guidelines in response to growing claims about how consumers can neutralise the carbon footprint of flights, cars and other aspects of daily life. The guidelines, titled Carbon Claims and the Trade Practices Act, can be viewed on the ACCC website. They are available in electronic form only “in deference to environmental concerns”

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Written by Greg Naylor

28 June 2008 at 7:14 am

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