Northern Mining Industry Applauds Premiers’ Stance on Carbon Price

 “We all have to do our part to fight climate change and our mines are already doing their part, as evidenced by their clever use of diesel and wind energy,” Chamber President Gary Vivian says

“What we really need from the Federal government is assistance to level the playing field with infrastructure like all-season roads and less expensive, greener grid power. Greater opportunities for reductions in CO2, at much lower cost to citizens, will be found in larger, urban centres in the south. But here in the north, efforts to reduce CO2 will be more successful through incentives, not mechanisms like carbon taxes. This is why we support our territorial premiers in their appeal to Canada to take into account the unique nature of our Northern territories as they work on climate change initiatives.”

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