Flaws in Canadian climate plan will increase emissions

Harper standards are ‘smoke and mirrors’

Ottawa (31 March 2008) – Major flaws in the federal government’s climate change plan will allow greenhouse gas emissions to grow and lets the polluting oil sands industry off the hook, according to analysis from the Climate Action Network – Canada.

Earlier this month, Environment Canada updated its framework on how it plans to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions created by large industries. The federal government claims new measures in the regulatory framework show it is getting tough on industrial pollution and making the large emission cuts needed to get global warming under control.

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