Oil-rich Canadian province to impose tax carbon emissions

Reuters: Alberta, home to Canada’s controversial oil sands, said on Sunday it will implement an economywide tax on carbon emissions in 2017, addressing long-standing criticism that it is not doing enough to combat climate change. The provincial government estimated that the plan, including a pledge to phase out pollution from coal-fired electricity generation by 2030 and limit emissions from the oil-sands industry, would generate $2.25 billion in annual revenue. Backed by prominent representatives from......

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