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Policy Briefing: Environment

Caccia: ‘major’ shortcomings of Environmental Assessment Act

Bill C-9 still needs a compliance mechanism
Government needs to enact a Clean Air Act, standards for air pollutants and emissions
Time to end the bickering and proceed on existing measures to protect environment
Twice as many North Americans die every year from air pollution than by traffic accidents
Canada needs to adopt natural capital indicators to monitor the economy's ecological foundations
But things fall apart when government proposes creating a federal coordinator
Fines should be equal to the fines imposed in the United States: Alliance critic Bob Mills
Environmental damage of fossil fuel use has a direct impact on Arctic ecosystem
Environment Minister David Anderson pushes for a 50-year plan in Canada
A 70-horsepower outboard engine in one hour emits same pollution as a new car driving 8,000 km

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