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  • Part II – keep it in the ground (why market based solutions can’t save us)

    Part I discussed Vista Coal in Alberta, and the federal refusal to conduct an EA. Like TMX, this is presumably based on the notion that the emissions will be regulated in the jurisdiction where the fossil fuels are burned. This supports an endless shell game that allows the world to keep producing f … Read more »

  • Vista Coal – another federal betrayal of present and future generations (Part I)

    On December 3rd, 2019, Canada opened their factum to the SCC in the Saskatchewan carbon tax reference appeal with; 1. Global climate change is an urgent threat to humanity. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere enable global warming, causing climate change and creating national and international … Read more »

  • Carbon tax cases – timing and importance

    The Canadian carbon tax cases are important because they are fundamentally about the federal government’s power to regulate climate change on a national scale. The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, SC 2018, c 12 (GGPPA), the subject of dispute, sets up a federal carbon tax, and (this is the disp … Read more »

  • Thoughts on safely letting the oil and gas industry die

    As a starting premise is this article title, “The world is on lockdown. So where are all the carbon emissions coming from?” We are flying less, driving less, and yet emissions have barely come down to the point they need to stay at to possibly meet the inadequate Paris targets. Massive oil and gas b … Read more »

  • Spring 2020 update on the federal Emergencies Act

    We are now living amongst the terror and sadness of a global pandemic – Covid-19. Yesterday, after a phone call between the PM and the Premiers, the federal government officially decided, on pressure from the provinces, not to use the federal Emergencies Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 22 (4th Supp.)). That l … Read more »