In 2007 the BC government legislated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), but just five years later, the province’s 2012 Natural Gas Strategy risks breaking that legislation. Our latest report, BC’s Legislated Greenhouse Gas Targets vs Natural Gas Development: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, finds that escalated natural gas production and export will make it impossible to meet reduction targets for 2020. And not only is the natural gas industry harmful for the climate, but it creates few permanent jobs and lower and lower royalties for government as market prices continue to fall.
Author Marc Lee discusses the report on CBC Radio's Early Edition today at 6:10 AM (in BC). Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates on other media coverage.