Atmosphere & Energy
The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week.
Sierra Club Canada is asking that you email the National Energy Board and Environment Minister Jim Prentice TODAY!
Sierra Club Canada is pleased that so many of our interventions in the hearings for the Mackenzie Gas Project are reflected in the 176 recommendations of the Joint Review Panel for this $16 billion project. Most notably, the Panel has recommended that natural gas from Northern Canada not be used to fuel further tar sands development in Alberta and Saskatchewan.... Read more »
Over in Bonn, DeSmogger Joanna Dafoe is tracking the Canadian Government Delegation at the first climate meeting since Copenhagen. On the agenda: Climate financing and the new spirit of Canadian leadership.
Canada's hot ticket to winning this weekend is through ambitious climate finance. Any decision will follow straight from the Copenhagen fast-track climate financing commitment of $30 billion dollars for mitigation and adaptation programs in developing countries.... Read more »
Cornwall ON – We get a lot of emails and calls here at The Cornwall Free News and this Wednesday a vote is taking place in Parliament regarding Bill C-311 which is the The Climate Change Accountability Act.
The Harper Government is against this piece of legislation; although supported by opposition parties, a lot of activists are concerned on how solid Liberal support is so they’re asking people to contact their MP’s and other mucky muks to make sure the vote gets out.
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YELLOWKNIFE — The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week, says Sierra Club Prairie.
“We are disappointed that sustainability considerations are absent in the NEB’s proposed licence conditions for the Mackenzie Gas Project, despite that fact that the NEB’s chair has recently stated that sustainability is a focus for the Board.” said Sheila Muxlow, acting director of Sierra Club Prairie. “The NEB cannot be said to be serious about advancing sustainability or the public interest if it turns a blind eye to the fact that the Mackenzie Gas Project is a basin-opening project that will create a petro-economy throughout much of the Mackenzie Valley.” ... Read more »
OTTAWA--Sierra Club Canada is urging all Canadians to contact Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and urge him and his caucus members to vote for the Climate Change Accountability Act, Bill C-311, when it comes to a vote Wednesday, April 14.
"This is a test of commitment for all political parties. We’ve had decades of quibbling and empty promises. This bill will require government to act according to science,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.
The bill was originally introduced with the support of all the opposition parties, before the 2008 election by Jack Layton. It establishes emission reduction targets for Canada based on a scientific assessment of what is required to avert catastrophic climate change.
"The question for Canadians is where do the Liberals stand on curbing global warming," said Bennett.
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