Twenty two organizations, representing a broad cross section of society from environmental and landowner groups to First Nations, called on Alberta to be a true climate leader today in an open letter to Premier Redford.
We made this call in response to the Premier’s recent visits to the United States and the ads published by the Alberta government there claiming that Alberta already is a climate leader.
We also want to have our voices heard in the discussions currently going on behind closed doors between the Alberta government and the oil industry over how to "renew" the province’s climate policy (the policy that the Alberta government has acknowledged won't come close to achieving the government's own climate targets).
Here's what we sent. Hope we get a reply!
Dear Premier Redford,
As a major fossil fuel...