Canada pleaded taxed

Fort McMurray, Alberta, in western Canada, surrounded by dense boreal forest, but you can still make the oil-rich country of tens of miles away. The carbon-rich clots of smoke hovering over it, a byproduct of the oil industry effort to Mine peanut butter-thick form of crude from a vast range of tar sands. Canadian oil companies do not know the source of hides dirty business and the fastest growing of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. They worry that the oil they were banned from the overseas market because it is more polluting than other fossil energy providers. To prevent possible regulatory costs, the industry is doing something unusual: It is asking the Canadian government to slap crude.The pollution tax gross national companies attract allies as possible to the environment, to promote a carbon tax because they increase the cost of energy and the demand for more low, reducing overall pollution as a result. In British Columbia, one of two provinces that have a carbon tax area, the average family pays $ 376 more per year in energy costs, according to a recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Ottawa think-tank said the tax has helped reduce emissions per capita about 10 percent from 2008 to 2010. Standing in the pollution tax, however, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Said the cabinet would prefer to set emission standards for the industry by the industry rather than supporting tax decisions that could trickle down to the voters. "Our government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the resource industry, not by carbon economy-distorting tax regime," said Rob Taylor, a spokesman for Environment Minister Peter Kent, who An e-mail.Although Canada has long lean left social issues and the environment, has become something of a pariah green under Harper, who emphasized job growth over government regulations during his seven-year tenure. Last year, the country is struggling to cut emissions required under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, she received Canada agreement, so that the only country to withdraw. Emissions have risen by 17 percent in note 20 years.That last created complications in the U.S., where the development of TransCanada (TRP) 875 mile Keystone XL pipeline is uncertain and is still strong opposition. "Canada failed to meet the countries in the world have in terms of reducing carbon emissions," said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of international programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council. A tax or cap-and-trade system would indicate that Canadian activists to work hard, he said. Manufacturers know there's more than one way to clean up their act and will meet one of the options, said Daniel Gagnier, president of the Canadian Institute of Energy Policy, a member of a walking group include Shell Canada (RDSA), ExxonMobil from (Xom) Canadian affiliate Imperial Oil, and Total E & P Canada. "The world will get carbon," said Gagnier. "If a country is to look at Canada and say export of carbon intensive energy, then it becomes a matter of economic competitiveness." Many lawmakers hope to end the uncertainty over Keystone collision elbow Harper to act on the recommendation in the industry. As Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party and member of parliament, said: "Canada is being left behind and reduce our environmental protections put us in the worst possible place for the construction of the pipeline." Bottom line: Canadian oil companies want a carbon tax for other states not cover their dirty crude, a key export.with Andrew Mayeda

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