Trudeau Promised To Cap Emissions, But Oil Companies Have Other Plans

"A new analysis shows the climate plans of eight Canadian oil and gas producers are ‘wholly out of line’ with Canada’s climate goals"

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stage at the international climate talks on Monday and pledged to cap and then cut emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector, reiterating a promise he’d already made to the Canadian public during the late summer election.

While the details of how Trudeau’s government plans to fulfil that commitment aren’t yet clear, a new analysis published on Wednesday by Environmental Defence Canada and Oil Change International shows Ottawa is up against an industry that has no plans to wind down production.

“The production plans of Canada’s oil and gas industry are wholly out of line with what’s required to stay below 1.5 degrees of global warming,” Kelly Trout, research co-director at Oil Change International and a co-author of the new report, said during a webinar Wednesday morning."

Ainslie Cruickshank reports for The Narwhal November 3, 2021.

Source: The Narwhal, 11/08/2021