Greenpeace Canada reaction to the federal government’s oil and gas emissions cap announcement

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MONTREAL In response to the announcement by the Government of Canada of its draft framework to cap pollution from the oil and gas sector to reduce emissions, Keith Stewart, senior energy strategist for Greenpeace Canada said: 

“This isn’t yet the ambitious emissions cap we need to set us on a path to the full, fast and fair phase-out of fossil fuels necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The ruthless push by oil lobbyists and provincial premiers who do their bidding for weaker targets and loopholes, if successful, would come at an enormous cost. Extreme weather and wildfires are already disrupting lives and livelihoods, including forcing over 100,000 Canadians from their homes this summer. To be remembered as anything other than climate villains, Canadian oil executives should heed the call of the International Energy Agency to stop fighting the future and make a rapid transition to clean energy.”

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For more information, please contact:

Claire Le Saux, Communications Officer, Greenpeace Canada
claire.lesaux@greenpeace.org ; 438 925-0794