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This article was published 21/2/2008 (3293 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Premier Gary Doer is sharing top billing at an Australian climate change conference with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.That's the same Kennedy who has publicly condemned plans to put a hydro line down the east side of Lake Winnipeg. He runs the the National Resources Defense Council, one of the moneybags environmental lobbying groups Doer fears could hold up a power line through the boreal forest for years.That's also the Kennedy the Tories get so much mileage out of in Question Period, heckling Doer for being in the pocket of a wealthy American do-gooder.The duo are both keynote speakers at the International Solar Cities conference in Adelaide, where experts on urban climate change are meeting. (Wonder if, I dunno, maybe, er, rapid transit will come up?)Also on the keynote bill is Peter Garrett, the bald-headed former lead singer of Midnight Oil who is now the country's environment minister. Which is pretty cool, just on the face of it.