CLIMATE CHANGE ROUND UP FOR THE WEEK ENDING June 27, 2020

WEEKLY QUOTE:

“We were able to place a value on important ecosystem services, especially water supply, that Qinghai currently exports to other provinces but receives no credit for in the GDP calculation”

Gretchen C. Daily Director, Center for Conservation Biology Faculty Director, Natural Capital Project
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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Environmentalist foreign funding inquiry given another 4 months and $1M to finish report

NDP calls inquiry ‘a politically driven sham and an embarrassment’

The Calgary accountant leading the inquiry into alleged foreign funding of opponents of Alberta’s resource sector has been granted a four-month extension and another $1 million to complete his work. 

Energy Minister Sonya Savage said Thursday that inquiry commissioner Steve Allan has been given until Oct. 30 to submit his final report. The additional money will be diverted from funds set aside for the Canadian Energy Centre, she said. 

“The commissioner’s initial findings have shown that additional time and work is required to complete the final report,” Savage said in a written statement. 

“This extension will allow the commissioner to fairly and justly complete the inquiry process and follow up on the materials discovered to date. Due diligence cannot, and will not, be sacrificed on an issue this important to the future of our province and country.”

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