Alberta puts pressure on oil sands with plan double carbon fee

ClimateWire: The top environmental official in Alberta -- home to the Canadian oil patch that would be the point of origin for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- announced yesterday that the province will raise its carbon price next year. Shannon Phillips, Alberta's minister of environment and parks, said the exiting fee of $15 per metric ton will climb to $20 per metric ton in 2016 and $30 per ton in 2017. "Our regulations are now obsolete," said Phillips, telling reporters that the current regulations......

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