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Coal wins!

Coal wins!

The first step taken by Trump after being sworn in as President?- his  instruction to the US Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website.  Today (March 28) Trump issued an executive order rescinding Obama’s laws that compelled coal fired power plants to reduce GHG emissions.( Coal generated power plants are the largest source of US emissions from[...]
Divestment - where do the Churches stand today?

Divestment - where do the Churches stand today?

The Federal budget released yesterday (March 23)  included a very minor change to provisions of the Income Tax Act that allowed companies to fully deduct exploration expenses (seismic testing, exploratory drilling etc.) from revenue in the year in which these expenses were occurred.  Now these expenses can only  be deducted over time – unless the expenses did not result in[...]
Climate Change and Federal Budgets

Climate Change and Federal Budgets

Canada’s fossil fuel industry exports much of its output to the US.  As the Trump administration intends to relax environmental laws and eliminate provisions requiring reduced GHG emissions, the US industry will enjoy a favourable legislative and regulatory climate over the next four years -to the possible disadvantage of Canada's exports. In our January discussions with GTA MP’s, we inquired when[...]
Good & Bad News - March 2017

Good & Bad News - March 2017

Here's a collection of some of recent good and bad news about climate change that Al Slavin has compiled from around the web. Some bad news While some technological and political progress is being made to slow the rise in greenhouse-gas emissions, almost all the climate science news is bad, showing an accelerating problem that is worse than earlier predicted. There is[...]