A News Release from Environmental Defence Canada
Posted January 27th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
A Statement from Dale Marshall, National Climate Program Manager, Environmental Defence Canada, on President Biden’s “Climate Day” Executive Orders
Ottawa, Ontario – President Biden’s executive orders on climate change show this was never about one pipeline project or even Canada.
It’s about getting the United States off fossil fuels, transitioning to clean energy, and addressing current and historic environmental injustices.
The President’s actions confirm that that means taking care of those most affected—communities whose health is compromised by pollution, and fossil fuel workers and their communities—and doing so with fairness and justice.
Canada needs to take lessons.
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( www.environmentaldefence.ca [https://www.environmentaldefence.ca/] ): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities
A Brief Footnote from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –
Let’s hope, for the sake of our children’s future, that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his Liberal government stop subsidizing the filthy tar sands operation in Alberta with billions of dollars of our money, and stop blowing smoke about addressing the climate crisis, the challenges facing our Great Lakes, etc., and finally begin to take these issues as seriously as they should be.
Perhaps now, with a U.S. president now in power who certainly seems to be taking climate change seriously, Trudeau and company will grow some strength on these urgent issues.
One even wonders though, if the Trudeau government understands why it might be better for Canada’s future and the planet’s future to spend billions of dollars transitioning to greener energy that throwing it down a tar sands hole.
So far we have received little proof of life on that one.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
To watch a News Briefing U.S. President Joe Biden delivered on his climate plan this January 27th, 2021, please click on the screen immediately below –