Minister Wilkinson: No loopholes for gas in the emissions cap

The Canadian government is working on a new policy that would cap emissions from the oil and gas industry, but we’ve heard concerning rumours that it might exclude the emissions from Liquified Fracked Gas (LNG).

Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Jonathan Wilkinson, has even been on the record talking about LNG as a “major opportunity”– ignoring the fact that fracked gas is as bad for the climate as coal.

If implemented correctly, the government’s promised oil and gas emissions cap could help rein in the oil and gas industry and accelerate a fossil fuel phase out.

But industry executives, Conservatives, and even Liberal politicians are fighting to weaken the policy and try to get it watered down with fossil fuel subsidies and huge loopholes for LNG projects.

Let’s be clear. A safe climate means no loopholes for LNG. And a strong emissions cap means a cap on fracked gas too. But more pressure is needed to convince Minister Wilkinson.

Sign the petition to call for a strong cap on oil and gas emissions: and that means a cap on LNG too.

To: Minister Wilkinson and the Canadian GovernmentClick to see full petition text

I support a strong emissions cap on the oil and gas industry, that:

  • Makes sure oil and gas does its fair share, by cutting absolute emissions at the same rate as the rest of the economy
  • Excludes any subsidies for carbon capture and storage or any other fossil fuel subsidies
  • Has a cap on all types of emissions, including those from LNG terminals
  • Moves quickly, coming into effect by the end of 2023 (Canada is burning – the time to act is now!)

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