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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Harper Cons Counting on Repugs to Dodge Carbon Emissions Initiatives
Canada's laughing stock environment minister, Jumpin Jim Prentice, figures a Republican victory in today's mid-term elections will put a North American cap-and-trade plan safely on the back burner.
We've been very clear that we will not go it alone on cap-and-trade legislation," he said.
Danielle Droitsch, director of U.S. policy for the environmental group Pembina, says that if the Canadian government doesn't move ahead on climate change, she wants to know what the plan is.
"If the U.S. is on pause for federal climate legislation, does that mean Canada really is on pause for the next two years?" she asked. "I hope not."
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