Oil sands exec. says Kyoto targets won't hurt industry

Gordon Lambert, Senior Vice President for sustainable development at Suncor, one of Canada's largest oil producers, told a House of Commons committee yesterday that Kyoto targets will not affect their business.
Lambert stated: "We don't predict job losses or impact on the economy (because) of meeting Kyoto. We're focussed on what we can do as a company about the problem."
In the same committee meeting, the Calgary-based Pembina Institute tabled a report (external - login to view) showing that bringing the oilsands into compliance with Kyoto would only cost $1 per barrel of oil produced.

www.desmogblog.com/oil-sands-...-hurt-industry (external - login to view)
Alberta today is hysterical, any kind of tax on "their" resource is a tax grab and akin to theft. Everyone has to make a contribution to reducing GHGs and if you make more emissions you have to pay more. User pay, sound familiar?

Alberta has the fed gov't convinced any form of a carbon tax is inherently unfair. Not anymore. Either Alberta gets off the pot and sees reality or it will be imposed on them. Usually the former is cheaper and better.

Similar Threads

Kyoto targets? the hard numbers are?
by dumpthemonarchy | Feb 22nd, 2007
no new posts