Oil sands producers are regulated and invest heavily in reducing pollution

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This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.


News Headline:

The oil sands have a future, and it includes polluter pays.

Globe and Mail article tells it as it ‘already’ is

The Facts:

Oil sands producers are regulated and invest heavily in reducing pollution.

 


Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.

 


Say Carbon Tax Didn’t Work

 

According to this report from Blacklocks, despite the implementation of B.C.’s carbon tax, emissions continued to increase from 2015 to 2018. This has occurred despite the increase from $10 in 2008 to now $40 per tonne. Federally, the carbon tax is expected to increase to $50 per tonne. Last month, a report from the Canadian Energy Research Institute also showed that the carbon taxes in B.C. and in Alberta had little effect on reducing emissions. This calls into question just how effective the federal tax will be.

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