Alberta Plans To File Court Case Against Federal Emissions Cap

Alberta Plans To File Court Case Against Federal Emissions Cap - Carbon Herald
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The Alberta government has announced its intention to challenge the federal government’s cap on CO2 emissions from the oil and gas industry in court. 

The leading argument against the federal policy, which has not yet been released and isn’t expected to be until the end of 2023, is that it would be in violation of provincial jurisdiction. 

According to Environment Minister Sonya Savage, the new emissions cap could potentially lead to a production cut in Alberta, which would in turn get in the way of provincial control over the development of natural resources, as she said in an interview for CBC News

Savage said that the only way to effectively achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is by slashing production, which is against Alberta’s jurisdiction.  

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