Crazy, Crazy Canada

10 December 2014

Yesterday in the Canadian Parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called regulating the largest source of carbon emissions in the country, the oil and gas sector, “crazy” – twice!

What seems crazy to ECO is to expect that Parties would somehow not see the massive bait and switch the Canadian government is trying to pull.

In Warsaw a year ago, the environment minister promised during the High Level Segment that oil and gas emissions would be regulated in Canada.

During yesterday’s speech, this promise was forgotten and instead the main targets mentioned were HFCs. For the record, the oil and gas sector emits 25% of Canadian emissions, and growing quickly; HFCs contribute just 1%.

Canada’s independent environment watchdog has said that, without regulations on Canada’s oil and gas sector, the country’s Copenhagen target is officially out of reach.

Crazy indeed!

Crazy, Crazy Canada

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