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Natural gas development uncertain: Fraser

May 15, 2018 by Abhilasha Fullonton

(Source: NG News) Central Nova MP Sean Fraser said Canada cannot instantly “flick the switch,” to a greener economy as Ottawa and Halifax grapple with offshore natural gas exploration. But a natural gas boom remains unlikely for now, as the provincial government has a fracking ban and federal MPs are discussing potential changes to environmental reviews of resource exploration, coupled with protecting marine areas. At the same time, the Canadian government must focus on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and developing clean energy to combat climate change, which it agreed to do when it signed the 2015 Paris Agreement. Both Canada and other Paris signatories committed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read full article…

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