Call for a strong cap on oil and gas emissions

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The Canadian government is working on a new policy that would cap emissions from the oil and gas industry, but Big Oil is doing everything it can to stand in the way.

The oil and gas industry makes up less than 7% of our economy, but is the fastest growing contributor to climate pollution in Canada – representing more than a quarter of our emissions. To date, the industry has been getting a free ride with no limits on how much pollution it can create – but that could be about to change.

If implemented correctly, the government’s promised oil and gas emissions cap could help reign in the oil and gas industry and accelerate a transition to a sustainable economy. But industry executives and Conservative politicians are fighting tooth and nail to weaken the policy and try to get it watered down with fossil fuel subsidies. We have to act fast to counter the fossil fuel lobby and show what real climate action should look like.

Help keep up the pressure by having your say in the government’s public comment period. Send a message detailing what a strong emissions cap should look like.

Your letter will be sent to the official email address accepting public comments about the proposed oil and gas emissions cap, and to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland (Minister of Finance), Jonathan Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources), and Steven Guilbeault (Minister of Environment and Climate Change).

Submit a comment to the Canadian government


Your comment will be more effective when it's been personalized by you. The most impactful comments include details about your life, why you care personally about putting a cap on oil and gas emissions, or how you will be or have already been impacted by climate change.

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