An NRTEE Conspiracy?

Shared on May 17, 2012 by MsBeautifulRed on YouTube National Roundtable on the Environment CEO David McLaughlin talks about the government shutting down his organization. John Baird told the House of Commons that the Roundtable produced 10 reports calling for a carbon tax, but Mr. McLaughlin says that’s not true, stating the Roundtable produced 3 reports…

Citizens Climate Lobby proposes Save Our Climate Act in US

As the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions grows more evident each week, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a US-based group, welcomed the introduction of Rep. Pete Stark’s (D-CA) Save Our Climate Act as a critical step in efforts to stop the worst effects of climate change south of the border. “We’re running out of time…

Pembina’s ideas for improving B.C.’s carbon tax

The B.C. government should strengthen its carbon tax in the 2010 budget, according to a set of recommendations released by the Pembina Institute today. If adopted, the recommendations will ensure more investment, innovation and job creation in low-carbon businesses, while achieving greater greenhouse gas emissions reductions, says the Institute. “B.C. has shown leadership in moving…

Pembina Institute reacts to Ontario’s cap and trade legislation

Cherise Burda, Ontario Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to cap and trade legislation to be tabled today by the Government of Ontario. The legislation, which will amend the Environmental Protection Act, enables the provincial government to implement a cap and trade system but leaves critical details such as…

Making sense of environmental issues in the B.C. election

Vancouver, May 6 – With the election less than a week away, voters are still struggling to understand the parties’ environmental platforms. What is the difference between cap and trade and the carbon tax? Do party promises constitute real solutions? West Coast Environmental Law and the Pembina Institute have teamed up to offer voters an…

Moving beyond the carbon tax in B.C.’s election

Opinion article from Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation May 6, 2009 – B.C voters can take heart that the environment is a key issue in this election. That all three major parties have made the environment central to their platforms gives citizens the opportunity to push whichever party forms government to follow…

B.C. Budget misses opportunity to invest in green economy

Media release from the David Suzuki Foundation: February 20, 2009 – While the B.C. government reaffirmed its commitment to tackling climate change, the David Suzuki Foundation is calling the 2009 B.C. budget a “missed opportunity to strongly position the province in the emerging green economy.” “The 2009 B.C. budget sustains the core of province’s climate…

B.C. Budget Media Advisory

Media release from the David Suzuki Foundation: February 14, 2009 – Representatives from nine environmental organizations will be at Tuesday’s budget lock-up in Victoria (February 17) and will be available for media interviews. Among other issues, the groups will be looking to see if the provincial government keeps climate commitments made in last year’s budget,…

Environment is top Canadian priority, poll finds

Canadians are more concerned about the state of the environment than they have been at any point in the last 15 years, and a majority feel Ottawa should levy a tax to increase the cost of carbon-based energy sources, according to a new poll for CanWest News Service and Global Television.

Ignatieff hopes to help drivers go green

Michael Ignatieff’s environmental plan, to be released Monday, calls for a ?polluter pays? system that would include lower taxes at the pumps for consumers who use greener fuel.