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Notley pulls out of national climate plan

Notley pulls out of national climate plan

After Federal Court quashes Trans Mountain, Rachel Notley pulls out of national climate plan

Source: CBC News
Author: John Paul Tasker

In the wake of the Federal Court’s bombshell decision to quash cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is pulling her province out of the national climate change plan.

Citing inadequate consultations with Indigenous peoples, Justice Eleanor Dawson nullified licensing for the $7.4 billion project Thursday, halting construction only days after shovels hit the ground on the 1,150-km project.

Notley said until construction restarts, Alberta will not be party to the pan-Canadian climate framework negotiated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provinces. While she will keep the province’s existing carbon tax — implemented before Trudeau imposed a national price on carbon — it will not increase each year as prescribed by the federal plan.

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