Will courts make climate change law?

The US Houses of Congress will not in the foreseeable future compel fossil fuel companies to reduce Green House Gas emissions to lessen the serious risks caused by climate change. If elected lawmakers won’t act, what might the Courts do? In 2011, 4RG and other environmental organizations brought together a Panel of experts to analyse …

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Environmental Watchdogs

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the courage …

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Peterborough We > Tar Sands Action

On Saturday, July 4th about 90 Peterborough Citizens gathered in Confederation Square to send a message calling for a justice based transition away from the tar sands to a 100% clean-energy economy in Canada. “Our community and our country can be a better place to live in without Canada’s current dependence on the fossil fuel economy.” …

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Climate Change Forum – Questions and Answers

Question: The BC Carbon Tax is only on the combustion of fossil fuels:  livestock is a major emitter of GHG – so why isn’t the livestock business taxed? A Partial answer:  Environmentalists are aware of this issue but for the most part have not yet identified cattle ranching as a necessary target. The livestock industry …

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2014 – A good year for Climate Action

2014 was a good year for climate change action on the international front. It should leave us hopeful for further action in 2015 and it should encourage us in Canada to fight to get our own house in order. China – US Climate Pact. Many commentators say that this agreement is no big deal, but the …

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