NDP's Shifty Environmental Plan
Vancouver - The NDP's continued opposition to green energy projects, like wind farms, and flip-flopping on the carbon tax shows they have no environmental vision for British Columbia.
"The NDP were the party who led the charge to axe the carbon tax and Adrian Dix wants to cancel all green energy projects," says Premier Christy Clark. "Instead of presenting a vision of British Columbia as a leader on the green economy, the NDP want to go backwards and reject all attempts to be fight climate change. You simply can't trust the NDP when it comes to the green economy."
Earlier this week, Premier Clark announced in an open letter to British Columbians the government's commitment to maintain its position as leader on the green economy, including allowing the next carbon tax increase.
"It’s in BC’s interests to be leading change in order to leverage our bountiful supply of renewable resources and clean energy, and, more importantly, our expertise and creativity in adapting to a greener economy," said Premier Clark.
The premier also said in the future she would be open to considering using the carbon tax to support regional initiatives, such as public transit.
As well, the province will continue to play a leadership role through the Western Climate Initiative to design a cap and trade system that works for our environment and our economy.
"There is a clear distinction between the BC Liberals and NDP when it comes to the environment," says Premier Clark. "We have a vision to make B.C. a leader in renewable energy, in creating green jobs around the province and in clean energy technology. The NDP offer only consistently shifting positions and no ideas."
Backgrounder: Open Letter to British Columbians from Premier Christy Clark: "Building on BC’s Leadership in the Green Economy"