Matt Horne, B.C. associate director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of plans to put a national price on carbon pollution.
If built, Pacific NorthWest LNG will be one of the largest carbon polluters in the country and a serious obstacle to Canada living up to its climate commitments.
All signs point to Canada’s government announcing its decision on the fate of the Petronas-backed Pacific NorthWest LNG project by October.
The ineffectiveness of British Columbia’s new climate plan is underscored by the looming threat posed by the Pacific NorthWest LNG project to the province’s emissions targets.
Under the Climate Leadership Plan released today, carbon pollution will not start to significantly decline for almost 15 years.
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