FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 16, 2017
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Representatives from the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) will appear before the Law Amendments Committee at Province House today regarding Cap and Trade legislation. Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign Coordinator, and Mark Butler, Policy Director will present recommended changes to Bill No. 15.
“We worry that the proposed Cap and Trade system won’t reduce emissions, or provide support to Nova Scotian families and businesses,” says Thomas. “We think it misses the mark, and we hope that this can change.”
Thomas thinks it’s critical that the legislation commits to greenhouse emissions reductions when setting the caps, something he doesn’t see in the proposed legislation.
The EAC wants to see clear, long-term caps that better comply with the federal government’s carbon pricing benchmark, and gives Nova Scotian businesses more clarity for future planning.
“Over the last ten years, Nova Scotia has done fantastic work on reducing emissions, building out the green economy and creating hundreds of green jobs,” Thomas says, “We are now overdue to commit to continuing that legacy.”
MEDIA BRIEF: A brief on the Ecology Action Centre’s statements to the Law Amendments Committee, and work on carbon pricing can be found here.
DATE: Monday, October 16, 2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
Red Chamber, Province House,
1726 Hollis Street
Halifax, N.S. B3J 1X5
For more information, please contact:
Energy Campaign Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
902 441 7136