CANADA: STOP BIG OIL FROM POLLUTING OUR CLIMATE
For decades, oil and gas companies have profited from harmful activities that fuel the climate crisis. These fossil fuels are the primary cause of climate disasters, like wildfires and floods, that are costing people their lives and homes across Canada and around the world.
This is a critical time for Canada’s climate future. If the federal government continues to bend to the pressure of the oil and gas companies, Canada will remain one of the worst contributors to the global climate crisis. The Canadian government must stand up to the oil and gas industry, and support Canadians’ vision to cap and cut that industry’s emissions and end all fossil fuel subsidies, without exception.
Two years ago, the Government of Canada promised to cap and cut greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas industry – the largest source of emissions in the country. Right now the government is dragging its feet on releasing the new rules, and there’s a real risk that the rules won’t be strong enough. The reason? Constant lobbying from oil and gas executives.
Canada cannot meet its climate commitments without cutting oil and gas pollution. We cannot afford more delays or weak rules that let oil and gas companies off the hook.
Take action today and tell the federal government to put people in Canada ahead of the profits of oil and gas companies.
Your letter will be sent to: Your local MP, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.