NDP says forget about GHG emission cuts under Wildrose

Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason says Albertans can forget about reining in greenhouse gas emissions under a Wildrose government.

EDMONTON — Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason says Albertans can forget about reining in greenhouse gas emissions under a Wildrose government.

Mason says if Danielle Smith and her Wildrose party don’t believe that human activity is causing global warming, Smith isn’t likely to impose sanctions on polluters if her party wins government on Monday.

But he says Premier Alison Redford’s government shouldn’t be too smug.

He says Redford’s Progressive Conservatives have been talking for years about their concerns over greenhouse gases while doing very little to force industrial polluters to cut emissions.

He adds that both parties are funded heavily by the oil companies and as such can be counted on to do their bidding.

Mason says an NDP government would order oil companies to eliminate environmental problems like toxic tailings ponds within a set period, as early as a decade from now.

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