Rachel Notley’s climate policies set a new standard: Steward – Toronto Star

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Rachel Notley’s climate policies set a new standard: Steward – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2015224 Views

How did an NDP premier convince big oil that charging a fee for everyone’s carbon emissions is a good idea?

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pulled off quite a coup when she announced her government’s new climate change policies.

No one had expected the head honchos from both the oil industry and environmental NGOs to be on stage with her but there they were looking like one big happy family.

How did she do it? How did an NDP premier convince big oil that charging a fee for everyone’s carbon emissions is a good idea? Won’t that lower demand for their products? And how did she sell them on the notion that capping tarsands emissions is something to smile about?

Read More: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/12/01/rachel-notleys-climate-policies-set-a-new-standard-steward.html

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