Required Reading on Alberta "Green Plan"

Fri, 2008-02-01 09:21Richard Littlemore
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Required Reading on Alberta "Green Plan"

Andrew Nikiforuk, writing today in the Globe and Mail, offers this analysis on the Alberta government's abdication of responsibility when it comes to managing its tar sands bounty.

Thanks to Mr. Stelmach's baby-steps approach to carbon pollution, the world's largest energy project will continue to be the country's largest growing source of ice-melting and water-evaporating gases for years to come.”

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Yes, as usual. It is too bad, about the G&M policy. Even older articles are verbotten.

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