Alberta taking action on climate change
While others sit around a cap-and-trade poker table figuring out how to redistribute chips and gamble on Canada's economic future, Alberta is taking real action to make real reductions.
So, Alberta is taking real action, spending over 4 billion, but Ontario signs a vague agreement about maybe doing something, no money involved, and that's all we hear about. RAH RAH, out come the cheerleaders, the environmentalists, and the automotive workers...oops, maybe not the autoworkers, in celebration of how green McGutless is making Ontario. No mention of the lost refinery for Alberta gold in Ontario, no mention of how this will impact manufacturing, nothing. What can you expect from a province that re-elected McGutless because of not funding faith schools?
What is really funny is that the only agreement the provinces could come up with was to reduce CO2 by 20% in 2020! They are being hailed as ecofriendly now. Sounds familiar.....OH that's what PM Harper has been saying.
QUEBEC — The Harper government faced new pressure Friday to adopt a more aggressive climate-change plan after Canada's largest province threw its considerable political weight behind a North American initiative to tackle global warming......
The Conservative government's plan to target industrial emitters is aimed at reducing Canada's emissions 20 per cent by 2020, but it uses 2006 as the starting point rather than the 1990 baseline used by the United Nations and the WCI. The Harper plan also does not include a cap-and-trade program.
Do they seriously think any Canadian cares about what year is used as the base year? If the Liberals had done anything except raise the CO2 levels 36% above the 1990 levels they might be believable. An econut from Suzuki says something and we should blindly believe it? Are we amoeba?
And here is the real agenda, this is central to all that we hear. This is NOT about the environment, this is a political agenda by the econuts.
Its addition gives increased leverage to the WCI and could reduce the political ability of energy-producing and heavy-polluting provinces such as Alberta and Saskatchewan to influence the political debate.
Could reduce the political ability.....kind of reminds me of the Dion Green Shaft, a wealth transfer that has nothing to do with the environment. There you have it folks, it's about political power, not the environment. Did you ever doubt it?