The premiers attempted to craft a strategy that attempts to accommodate everyone’s energy ideas and as a result the Canadian Energy Strategy is too vague
By David Suzuki
On July 15, a state-of-the-art new pipeline near Fort McMurray, Alberta, ruptured, spilling five million litres of bitumen, sand and waste water over 16,000 square metres — one of the largest pipeline oil spills in Canadian history. Two days later, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota derailed in Montana, spilling 160,000 litres and forcing evacuation of nearby homes.
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The World needs to keep its carbon emissions in check, in order to escape the worst ravages of Climate Change. Europe is doing it’s part and is presently close to 20% below the 1990 benchmark set by the Kyoto Accord. Canada has done very little. According to the most recent reports, our emissions are presently 19% above 1990 levels and climbing. Last week the nation’s provincial leaders reached a compromise solution. Today’s radio interview has a simple description for the Premier’s Energy Strategy: A Big step backwards.
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By Roy L Hales
According to the Globe and Mail, Canadian Premiers are about to sign an agreement that would fast track pipeline projects. The 34-page-report describes how to deal with the opposition Energy East, Kinder Morgan, Northern Gateway and Keystone XL faced from environmental groups and First Nations. It suggests that red tape be cut down, so decisions can be quicker. If the initial responses from community leaders an indication, BC says NO to “Canadian Energy Strategy”.
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In response to a Globe & Mail a story about Canada’s Premiers about to fast track pipelines:
“Canada’s premiers are poised to sign an agreement to fast-track new oil sands pipelines while watering down commitments to fight climate change.”
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