If 4 billion in new technology and transportation funding doesn't shut Dion up, nothing will! Problem is, his green shaft would still tax every barrel of oil we produce. His plan doesn't even try to reduce CO2, it will tax all energy industries no matter what they do to reduce emissions. Don't think you are exempt either. The enviroweenies hate this plan as well, listen to the last bit of this video.
4 billion that could go to health care, instead the environmentalists have forced governments and industry to spend money on air. Do not doubt that the enviroweenies will NEVER, ever, be happy, it will NEVER be enough, and the media is pushing this issue as hard as they can, I wonder why? Newspapers are big polluters, all those chemicals, ink, and paper. Oh right, CO2 is pollution, not smog or "dirty" lakes.
The Pembina Institute’s Dan Woynillowicz called it a “clear sign the government is taking climate change seriously,” but he qualified that by noting the province should invest more heavily in renewable energies like wind power, which doesn’t ravage land as much as oil sands or coal mining.
However, not all were impressed. Both Sierra Club and the NDP said Alberta taxpayers shouldn't have to help companies lower their greenhouse-gas emissions with subsidies for carbon capture.
This would be funny if they didn't really mean it! No taxpayer help for new technology? The technology you have been screaming for? You guys are starting to look like women who want a divorce, and all the guys money as well. Pathetic.
The province and its oil industry have been under attack at home and abroad for producing "dirty oil" – a reference to the large amount of greenhouse gases generated by energy-intensive oil sands extraction.
The image has resulted in a flurry of anti oil sands strategies in recent months by various levels of government in the United States that could shrink the market for Canadian crude.
In Canada, the latest attempt to penalize the oil sands industry came from Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, whose carbon tax plan would collect money from producers and redistribute it mostly in Eastern Canada.
You know what? Alberta can sell their "dirty" oil to China and India, no skin off our noses. By the way, how can the east justify their use of "blood" oil from Arab states?
Dion is no environmentalist, like Suzuki, he's a cheap snake oil salesman. I expect Dion, and environmentalists to come out in praise of Alberta's new initiatives. If they don't, then we really know that it's all about wealth redistribution, not the environment.