SK Environment Minister responds – sort of…

Saskatchewan environment minister Warren Kaeding has sent us a response to the letter we sent in March about the inappropriateness of small modular nuclear reactors in the face of the climate emergency. It's a classic example of a ministerial failure to engage with the arguments - not one of our three detailed points is addressed.... Continue Reading →

SK political leaders sabotaging climate action

On March 25th, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the federal carbon pricing scheme to be constitutional: the federal government has the legal right to impose it on provinces, such as Saskatchewan, which have not developed their own scheme.  While carbon pricing is just one of the measures that we need to address the climate... Continue Reading →

“Management and reduction of greenhouse gases” from Saskatchewan’s electricity – the devil is in the detail

Any serious programme to address climate change has to include an accelerated phase-out of coal.  That is because it’s the most carbon-intensive fuel in common use.  Among the most carbon-intensive coals is the low-grade lignite which SaskPower uses to supply a little over 40% of our electricity – and which is responsible for over 70%... Continue Reading →

Let’s have some real democracy!

“It’s not the government’s role to put its thumb on the scale of any particular project – it undermines the public confidence that the environment is getting the protection that it needs. Governments issue permits, but communities grant permission.” An important statement of democratic values, and well put. The speaker was Justin Trudeau (video here),... Continue Reading →

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