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Concentrations of two of the air pollutants of greatest concern have generally decreased across Canada since 2000.


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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called for pipelines to carry Alberta oil to ports in the Atlantic and Pacific.


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Since taking office, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been very aggressive on the climate file. Attempting to remedy what she portrayed as a history of environmental negligence by her predecessors , the premier swiftly increased and expanded Alberta’s carbon tax, placed a hard cap on carbon dioxide emissions, set stiff targets for reducing methane emissions, declared an accelerated phase-out of coal power generation, and promised to replace much of that power with costlier wind or solar power generation.


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New climate tests are unnecessary since the effects of pipelines and LNG terminals on climate change are negligible at worst and positive at best.


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Researchers have found that the cost of improving household efficiency is more than twice the value of the energy savings.


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UBC's board of governors has voted against selling off its $85 million stake in fossil-fuel businesses.


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The LNG industry in B.C. has the potential to supply up to 20 per cent of the Asia-Pacific LNG market by 2020.


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On Wednesday, TransCanada, the company that would have built and operated the Keystone XL pipeline, launched two lawsuits over President Obama’s rejection of the pipeline.


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The Green Party opposes the Nova Scotia government’s apparent plan to back the re-opening of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton.


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