No Canadian government has yet found an effective path to pursue meaningful action on climate change while capitalizing on the country’s vast energy resources.
Over the last decade, the United States has massively expanded oil and gas production, constructed multiple LNG export facilities and is exporting oil in increasing volumes. Meanwhile, Canada hasn’t built a single LNG export terminal or gotten oil to tidewater for export to markets beyond North America, writes Monica Gattinger. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
One of the most contentious issues in Canadian politics is squaring oil and gas development with the country’s climate commitments.
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