Greens leader Bob Brown launched a scathing attack on the ACF executive in the wake of its decision.
“I’m a life member of the Australian Conservation Foundation,” he said.
“I can tell you that the Australian Conservation Foundation supports the Greens’ target of 40 per cent reduction by 2020. It opposes a delay in implementing this scheme and it’s absolutely opposed to the free kick going to the polluters.”
Senator Brown said the media would “have to ask Don Henry” about his stand.
The Greens’ deputy leader Christine Milne said Mr Henry and Mr Lowe would have to “will answer to their members and their constituents for supporting… (the) weakening of the CPRS.
“I find it difficult to reconcile with their stated positions,” she said.