Atmosphere & Energy

Harper Goes Far Too Slow – Says All But ‘No’ – To Sound Plan For Canada’s Energy Future

An obscure regulation will come into effect this July as a result of an initiative of the Conservative government of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper. It prohibits the construction of any new coal burning electrical plant in Canada and will phase out those currently operating by the year 2061.....

......While provinces have the power to follow Ontario’s lead and shut down coal burning plants, the federal government has the opportunity to offer incentives to do so.

 

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The truth will undo Harper's empty climate promise

Media Release, September 6, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is warning president Obama not to take Prime Minister Harper's new climate change offer seriously.

“Canada's climate change record since 2006 has been a disaster - nothing more than slick public relations designed to mislead and confuse Canadians and the international community,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. "I don't believe for a moment that Prime Minister Harper is serious and neither should President Obama. The Harper government has done nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more »

Groups Call on U.S. Companies to Reject Canadian Tar Sands:

Corporate Climate Campaign led by Sierra Club and ForestEthics Gains Momentum

     

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July 2, 2013... Read more »

Obama Challenges the World on Climate Change

MEDIA RELEASE, June 25, 2013

OTTAWA – This afternoon, President Obama gave what may turn out to be one of the most important speeches in American history - certainly the most important on the topic of climate change and the environment.

“President Obama denied the ‘deniers’ and inspired Americans and people around the world to address the most urgent crisis of our day: climate change,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.... Read more »

Earth Day Action Alert: Protect Communities Downstream of the Tar Sands

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EARTH DAY ACTION ALERT

Dear Friend,

On this Earth Day I am urging you to take a moment and help us fight for the protection of people living downstream of the Tar Sands. The health and well-being of these downstream communities, including Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan, has been sacrificed at the altar of economic-growth-at-all-costs.... Read more »

 
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