Massey Bridge and the New Climate Pollution Accord

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Sometimes it is the details that make or break a project-and if you are the Province of British Columbia’s Premier and you have signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change-well, you might want to look at the fine print. In his opinion article in the Vancouver Sun Eric Doherty notes that there’s a clause that shows a policy shift that could “dramatically reduce climate pollution from transportation”.

“Over the past decades the federal government has funded transportation infrastructure with little or no regard for climate pollution. They spent billions of public dollars every year on projects that increase climate pollution, such as urban highway expansion. And since projects are usually cost-shared, one billion of federal money is often matched by two billion from the province and region or municipality. Largely as a result of this perverse spending, between 1990 and 2014 climate pollution from transportation increased…

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