The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently told us we need to do more – quickly – on climate change, but our provincial government is trying to get away with doing even less.
Premier Scott Moe’s Saskatchewan Party government is challenging the federal government’s carbon pricing plan in court to try to get out of it. Meanwhile, the Moe government’s climate plan, “Prairie Resilience” is largely just a redressing of the plan from eight years ago. In particular, it sets an incredibly weak target for the oil and gas sector of a 10 per cent emissions reduction by 2030.
You and I can’t let this happen because we have the solutions. We have the policies and technologies we need for a fair and fast transition to renewable energy that protects workers and upholds Indigenous rights. Tell Premier Moe and your local MLA now that their plan is not enough.
Right now, the Council of Canadians is working on two important strategies to push Saskatchewan towards this just transition: