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Canada Leads U.S. on Cutting Back the Use of Dirty Coal, Baird Says


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, climate-change, world, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy )

Cal
- 524 days ago - www2.macleans.ca
Canada can teach the United States some lessons on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Sunday in a blunt rejoinder to recent chiding by the Obama administration on climate change.



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Christeen Anderson (479)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:38 am
You hear that U.S.? Let'e get moving on this. Thank you.
 

lee e. (114)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:00 am
Now that they can rely on their "tar sands" and export their dirty gas -- who needs coal? Right/ Right?
 

lee e. (114)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:08 am
US and Canada - are in cahoots to profit off the KXL -- it makes me sick - just after the largest rally against climate change - niether country is in any position to "lord" it over the other! We're simply killing each other off -- and Canada will last longer -- all this after just hearing two climate DENYERS - on CNN -- I didn't know that they were in existence -- but no -- they actually are -- no wonder we're in such bad shape -- maybe I should apply for a frack job!
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:59 am
The pot calling the kettle black.
That's rich...and stupid.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:21 am
So they are ahead of the US on the use of coal. But they still promote the Keystone pipeline. Obviously we all have a ways to go before we can clean up our environment.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted. Looks like the race between the U.S. and Canada to get off dirty coal is on. The Beyond Coal campaign helped prevent 174, (and counting), new coal plants from coming on line, thereby limiting America's future greenhouse gas emissions nearly as much as the cap-and-trade system would've done.
Headlines I read today say KY is producing less coal than ever; so much so that they're getting worried about their local economy.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:02 pm
I don't feel at all subdued by John Baird. He's left as many ugly prints on the environment as Obama has

Just got that irritating little message that I can't earn any more points today because I've reached the limit.

Hey, we're not politicians and we aren't working for glory points. I think it's thoughtful of you to remind us we're "off the clock". But give us a nod to continue. Thank you.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:10 pm
I wonder how many coal plants it would take to reduce the terrible environmental mess caused by the tar sands and future tar sands. Tar sands not only ruin the air but gallons and gallons of water. I'm ashamed of Canada's footprint on the environment in the last 20 years or more.
 

Bmr Reddy (8)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:04 am
Noted
 

Michael O. (170)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:22 am
John Baird (and all of Stephen Harper's other lapdogs, umm... cabinet ministers) could do everyone a big favour and just shut up. They have done nothing but block progress of any meaningful kind at international climate change conferences ever since they took office.

All that hot air they're spewing is making the climate change problem worse...
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:12 am
ty
 

Many Feathers (130)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:23 am
noted
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:26 am

Noted..
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:28 am

Noted.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:45 am
Lee E. is right on. It's politics. PR (public relations campaigning) to make Canada look good after the climate change rally. 'We're so good at using less coal---but we back our tarsands and pipelines to the hilt".
It's 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' crapola. Used car salesmen.
 

Jeanne M. (84)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:05 am
But we'll still promote dirty oil and a pipeline to carry it. Right, John-Boy?
This is the scholar who, when Minister for the Environment, expressed surprise that human activity had anything to do with climate change.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:11 pm
I admit, my knowledge is limited but it seems to me that any government with enough power to control, and one of those little guys threatening and working on fulfilling his threats, are corrupt. Power corrupts. Total power corrupts totally. And, obviously even a small amount of power can corrupt totally. . Know what I mean?

Only the people can preserve sanity in a nation......only when the power is with the people. That was the dream of our American forefathers and foremothers.

So much for that.
 

Carmen S. (606)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:04 pm
thanks Cal
 

Nimue P. (226)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:33 am
Noted.
 
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