Sunday, March 6, 2016

Feds too aggressive on Carbon Targets, Ontario and B.C. premiers say

Premiers from two of the country's largest provinces say the federal government should reconsider its promise to enact more ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets.

The Harper government set a target of a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases from 2005 levels by 2030. The Trudeau government has said its reduction targets will go much further.
Ontario is banking on a cap-and-trade plan outlined in the province's most recent budget to help it reach its 2020 target of getting greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her province is already struggling to meet its targets. "I think we should try and contain our enthusiasm for reaching ever further" Clark said.

Trudeau said a price on carbon is an essential tool in the effort to fight climate change.
Federal, provincial and territorial officials will work over the next six months to draft a national climate plan that the leaders hope to endorse at another summit in October.

Canada's environment minister says all jurisdictions in Canada need a price on carbon, and she won't rule out imposing a national price if provincial leaders drag their heels.
For what its worth we should be applauding Trudeau for showing leadership. Fully unknown what isn't motivating some politico retards in Canada.

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