Op-ed by Executive Director Joel French originally published in Calgary Herald on August 19, 2017 and in the Edmonton Journal on August 23, 2017.
Public discussion about Alberta’s carbon tax tends to raise two important subjects for discussion: the urgent need for action on climate change and the severe shortage of tax revenue in our province.
On both, the provincial government’s actions have been cautious and highlight the need for much more work to be done. However, the carbon levy as it is currently designed is an essential step in the right direction after decades of inaction on climate change.
Every political leader in Alberta agrees, at least in word, that human-caused climate change requires government action.