BC’s Environment Minister is now seeking public input on a new plan to cut pollution levels across British Columbia.
“To make sure that our climate is one that will be healthy and sustainable for our children and our grandchildren to come.”
Mary Polak says the goal is to meet new emissions-reduction targets set for 2020 and 2050…
“The time for action is now and action continues on our previous climate leadership plan from 2008. We’re going to need new actions. They’re on a short timeline. We’re not going to waste any time in achieving that plan.”
Public input is being gathered on a discussion paper until August 17th and the final Climate Leadership Plan will be released in March.
NDP Environment Critic Spencer Chandra Herbert says BC’s Liberal government has no real plans to curb climate change… and legislation introduced this week clears the way for even more pollution.
“To me, it also shows hypocrisy because right now the government’s brought legislation forward which basically allows the LNG industry to pollute as much as they want. That could double BC’s carbon pollution, yet there’s no action to reduce that pollution today.”
He says emission levels have actually gone up more than four per cent since Christy Clark became Premier and it’s been three years since the last climate action plan expired.