In an interview yesterday, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said the government's overwhelming priority is harmonizing its regulatory approach with that of the US - including the targets for emissions reduction. ....which means a delay in Ottawa's plan to impose emission regulations on industries such as Alberta's oil sands.Perhaps the government should expand its horizon beyond its attempts to win a majority and consider what life will be like for future generations if climate change goes unchecked. Does Minister Prentice not want his grandchildren to be proud of his efforts now? We will not meet Ottawa's - shall we say limited targets - greenhouse gas emissions targets if we wait for the Americans to get legislation through Congress and the Senate. Please write to the Prime Minister and instruct him to set science based, legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Ottawa Hedging on Cuts to Greenhouse Gas Emissions
P A7 The Globe and Mail, Thursday, January 28, 2010