Should we set aside half for nature?- The Globe and Mail
Is today's oil sands revenue worth future ecological disaster? Harvey Locke suggests that we should permanently freeze development on half the Mackenzie River Basin, paid for by a 1% per barrel oil sands levy (~$700 million/year) . Based on 50% global protected area goal. While the article focuses on the issue in Alberta, it suggests a national approach towards a solution.
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