Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quebec To Play Tough With Carbon Emissions

From The Montreal Gazette:

Aims to introduce cap-and-trade system.

Quebec is poised to become the first jurisdiction in North America to enforce a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions with the tabling of a new bill Tuesday.

If adopted into law, the proposals could become the template used by the rest of Canada and even the United States, environmental experts said.

Line Beauchamp, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, announced yesterday the Liberal government would introduce a bill that would give the government the powers to institute a cap-and-trade system with co-operating states and provinces as early as 2012, if adopted into law.

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