McKenna’s office tried to plant friendly questions with senators on committee
Minister’s AD specifically wanted officials who were to appear to weigh in on what they would like to be asked.
Climate change support could wane if no help for coal workers: report
Task force lays out 10 broad recommendations to help workers prepare for a future without coal.
Feds insist emission standards need to strengthen, as US eases rules
Current rules aim of increasing fuel efficiency for vehicles sold between 2022 and 2025.
Canada focusing on existing climate plan, has no current plan to raise targets
European Union calls on the rest of the world to follow its lead and increase emissions cuts over current plans.
Tories put pressure on Trudeau government to show dollar impact of carbon price
Introducing a a motion demanding the Liberals produce documents on the cost by June 22.
Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at G7
Most of the negotiating done, but unclear if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter in Quebec.
Plastic makers say goal is no plastic in landfills by 2030
Targets designed to get ahead of government regulation; Canada in consultation phase of national plastics strategy.
Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report
End federal exemptions that allow such chemicals in clothes and other textiles: Environmental Defence
Kenney returns to Ottawa as wing man in Tories’ fight against carbon tax
Says his top priority if elected will be repealing Alberta NDP’s carbon tax on gasoline and heating fuels.
Can Tories claim they cut emissions while cutting taxes?
Yes, but with some alternate facts and baloney on the side.
Carbon price could cut 90 million tonnes of emissions by 2022: report
Ottawa analysis is attempting to sell the politically divisive, carbon-pricing policy.
Carbon tax revenue could go straight to Ontario residents: McKenna
Warning in response to Tory Leader Doug Ford’s plans to scrap cap-and-trade and reject a carbon tax.
New report calls for ways to retain more immigrants in Atlantic Canada
Region currently has the lowest immigration retention rates in the country.
Alberta suspends caribou protection plan, asks for assistance from Ottawa
Wants to collaborate with the feds rather than have an environmental protection order imposed.
Ottawa offering $500M for projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses
$50 million of the total set aside for Indigenous communities, SMEs, non-profits and small municipalities.
Canada to push ‘plastics charter’ at G7: McKenna at Mexico oceans summit
Could go further than the European Union’s plan to recycle at least half of its plastic packaging by 2030.
Canada will meet climate targets despite emissions gap: McKenna
Report to the UN shows Canada is 66 megatonnes short of its target, a 50% increase for 18 month ago.
An Ontario PC government could get carbon cash tax despite opposition
Federal tax will go ahead whether or not the PC’s fight in court, and the money will come to Ontario.
Provinces have until the end of 2018 to submit carbon price plans: McKenna
No province currently has a plan to meet the federal requirement all the way to 2022.
Canada and UK form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change
To include Finland, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and several US states.
Critics say ambitious Canadian coal plan vulnerable to provincial slippage
Canada has plenty of work to do before it reaches that target: Erin Flanagan, Pembina Institute.
McKenna uses Twitter to troll coal from Bonn during US event promoting it
OTTAWA — A US effort to stoke the fires…
Canada’s push to eliminate coal power takes on US clean coal in Bonn
Coal power is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Clean fuels standard coming soon but maybe not this fall: McKenna
Will require fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of their products.
McKenna ‘done’ with ‘ridiculous’ Tory language on environment
Tories say it’s better left to the sidelines to protect Canada’s economic well-being.
Saskatchewan, Manitoba excluded from $2B carbon fund
‘Only fair’ says McKenna; provinces will only get a share if they sign up by the end of the year.
Clean tech industry struggling, but piquing interest in US: McKenna
Sector is bleeding money, lagging international competitors, well short of $50 billion in revenues by 2022.
GST on carbon taxes in Alberta, BC worth millions to feds
Ottawa gets $280 million in revenue expected over the next two years.
Federal government to run on green power by 2025: McKenna
Plans to buy renewable electricity for federal facilities such as military bases.
A carbon tax or cap and trade: provinces must choose
Environment minister McKenna intends to apply a specific definition for what meets that standard.
Ottawa prepared to impose carbon price on provinces: McKenna
Liberals to ratify Paris climate accord before reaching a deal with premiers on how to meet emissions targets.
Ottawa announces environmental assessment review panel
Will study how the assessments are done to ensure decisions are based on sound science.