Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Baird's moving targets

Well, so much for targets that will be "among the toughest in the world". According to a story in the Star, the Tories are still considering a 45-60% reduction by 2050 - but a reduction below 2006 levels! When Ambrose announced these same targets they were relative to 2003 levels.

"We need to constantly pay attention to the base year," said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May at a news conference Tuesday.

"They have actually weakened the target Madame Ambrose announced last fall with the Clean Air Act, which is actually a target for a shrinking Great Lakes, disappearing Arctic ice, storms on our coasts and a dust bowl on our prairies."

I guess the Tories really do think they can pull the wool over our eyes!

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