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Alberta: Eco-slowpoke

Posted by mhudema on July 16, 2008

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=3d74435e-41cc-45d0-a587-682be30182f9

Alberta: Eco-slowpoke

Suzuki Foundation says Alberta lags in commitment to improving environment

Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CALGARY – Alberta’s carbon-intensive oilsands and weak climate-change policies have made it the environmental laggard in Canada, according to a new report from David Suzuki Foundation.

The environmental think-tank released the document Wednesday morning in Quebec City, as Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers gather there for the Council of the Federation conference.

It finds that most provinces – namely British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario – have set stronger climate-change targets than the federal government and are outperforming Ottawa on the file.

Suncor's on-site oilsands refinery near Fort McMurray

Suncor’s on-site oilsands refinery near Fort McMurray

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Ottawa and Alberta lag behind

Posted by mhudema on July 16, 2008

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080716.wclimate0716/BNStory/National/home

Ottawa far behind provinces on climate change: report

BRIAN LAGHI

Globe and Mail Update

July 16, 2008 at 1:07 PM EDT

QUEBEC — A leading environmental organization says Ottawa can take lessons from a clutch of Canadian provinces that it says are well in front of a laggard federal government on coping with climate change.

The report from the David Suzuki Foundation argues that most provinces have better climate change plans than the Stephen Harper Conservatives.

“The leadership vacuum at the federal level is being filled with action from the provinces and territories,” said Dale Marshall, the report’s author and a Suzuki Foundation policy analyst.

Top on the list was British Columbia, followed by Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario. The province with the poorest plan was Alberta.

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B.C. tops Suzuki green rankings as oil-rich provinces bring up the rear

Posted by mhudema on July 16, 2008

OTTAWA — A new report by the David Suzuki Foundation ranking provincial and territorial climate change plans gives low marks to oil-rich Alberta and Saskatchewan, while lauding British Columbia for its recently implemented carbon tax.

The report likewise singles out Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario as “progressive provinces” for their plans to tackle carbon dioxide emissions.

The Maritime provinces and Nunavut garnered a “fair” rating for their climate-change policies, while the plans of Newfoundland, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan were deemed “poor.”

Alberta was pegged as having the worst plan to confront the country’s changing climate.

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