The environmentalists are excited because Dr Cullen mentioned peak oil when trying to justify the huge sums of money being wasted on a transport technology from 100 years ago,
Dr Cullen said:
This is a ridiculous thing to say. Rail freight is dead or dying and only government regulation (to push up the cost of road freight) can save it. To the extent that rail becomes a significant part of our freight transport mix, we are all the poorer for it.
Dr Cullen doesn't exactly have a track record of encouraging the cold hard light of reason to fall on his decisions. His policy seems to revolve around who is talking rather than what they say. Treasury, National, Business owners: ignore. This is a simple case of using whatever flimsy evidence is around to justify his waste.
Still the environmentalists, grateful for any support they can get, are proud of their latest convert:
Yet more evidence that environmentalists are anti-car, anti-private transport and anti anything which involves a bit of freedom for us poor plebes.