Facing rising temperatures and flagging efforts to control greenhouse gases, thousands of delegates from around the world opened a UN conference Monday on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change. Advertisements
The federal government?s new Clean Air Act will actually lead to increased pollution, according to the David Suzuki Foundation.
The Conservatives released the centrepiece of their ?made-in-Canada? environment agenda Thursday ? a Clean Air Act that would cut greenhouse gas emissions in half, but not until 2050.
A majority of Canadians say they would be willing to pay a new user tax on their consumption of energy to help fund federal programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gases.
The proposed Clean Air Act at best contributes little to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and at worst could undermine federal authority and risk being unconstitutional, says a team of environmental lawyers.
Greenhouse gas emissions will be allowed to grow under the Conservative environmental plan, but at a slower pace, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose asserted Wednesday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday that greenhouse-gas targets in the federal government’s new environmental policy will be ?intensity-based,? a system that effectively scuttles Canada’s commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
General Motors of Canada Ltd. made quite an announcement this week — the Camaro is coming back and will be built in Oshawa, Ont.