When pollution pays, mitigation pays the price.
- Apr 21, 2020 7:51 pm GMT
A Canadian case in point
In environmental law, the polluter pays principle, is enacted to make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment. In most OECD countries it is notionally, a fundamental principle in environmental law.
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau turned this principle on its head Friday in announcing $1.7 billion to clean up orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, which he estimates will help create 5,200 jobs in Alberta alone. And an additional $750 million fund was authorized to provide repayable loans to resource companies to enable them to meet their methane emission commitments.
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