Skip to comments.The Feds Have No Data On How Regulations Reduce Emissions: Audit Finds
Posted on 04/22/2023 9:08:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The federal government does not know the extent that regulations are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite committing $200 billion towards the issue.
Jerry DeMarco, commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, holds a press conference in Ottawa on April 20, 2023. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
An April 20 report released by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Jerry DeMarco, indicates that Environment and Climate Change Canada does not attribute emission results to specific regulations.
The federal department does not measure, or report on, the contributions of each regulation toward meeting the set target for 2030. An audit by the commissioner concluded that Environment Canada “used modelling approaches to estimate greenhouse gas emission reductions.”
The federal government does not know if regulations to limit methane emissions are achieving their target, said the report. The audit found that large sources of methane emissions were unaccounted for in inventories and not covered by any existing regulations.
The audit considered five regulations with the stated intent to reduce emissions from vehicles on the road, power plants, and oil and gas production.
DeMarco concluded, “Without comprehensive impact information, the federal government does not know whether it is using the right tools to sufficiently reduce emissions to meet its target.”
The audit suggested some regulations, targeted at reducing emissions from power generation, achieved the targeted level, while regulations intended to reduce vehicle emissions failed to meet their target.
“Although greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars decreased, this was offset by even larger increases in emissions for light trucks and heavy-duty vehicles, such as school and transit buses and freight, delivery, garbage, and dump trucks,” said the report.
The audit also said the government took “too long to develop regulations given the urgency of the climate crisis.” The report was critical that it took more than five years to develop the Clean Fuel Regulations, which was double the initial plan.
The Liberals first promised to plant 2 billion trees by 2031 on the campaign trail in 2019, and said the country would cut emissions from 42 to 45 percent lower than 2005 levels. The country only cut 8.4 percent of emissions between 2005 and 2021, according to the most recent national greenhouse gas inventory report.
The audit found the country isn’t on track to plant even one-tenth of the promised trees by the deadline, despite a $3.2 billion allocation in the 2020 fall economic statement.
“There is no solution to climate change and terrestrial biodiversity loss that does not include forests,” DeMarco’s report said.
“It is unlikely that the two billion trees program will meet its objectives unless significant changes are made.”
On the emissions front, the audit indicates the federal government committed to eliminating 2 million tonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions yearly, by 2030. Now the Liberal government said it will not start reducing emissions until 2031, at the earliest.
And in the opposing corner, we have "the urgency of the climate crisis."
Let me get this right....the govt hasn't a clue if regulation is doing anything, but the govt is POSITIVELY CERTAIN about climate change.
The Feds Have No Data On How Regulations Reduce Emissions: Audit Finds
The gov’t will need more money to determine why the study isn’t working.
MUCH more cash.
What would they keep data?
Climate change policy isn’t about saving the planet any mote than CoupFlu policy is about protecting public health.
The government doesn’t need data, they “lead” with lies and emotion. aka, lockdowns, masks, shots, the sky is falling, ...
There are no such things as “greenhouse” gasses.
This headline could easily be replaced by “Federal government fails to find unicorns despite $X billion devoted to task”.
It’s one thing if the government fails at tasks that are real. It’s no surprise when they fail at tasks which are not real.
"The Feds [??? emphasis added] Have No Data On How Regulations Reduce Emissions: Audit Finds"
Patriots are reminded that the states have never expressly constitutionally given the very corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification federal goverment the specific power to dictate, regulate, tax and spend in the name of environmental protections.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]." —United States v. Butler, 1936.
The remedy for government / industrial-manufacured (imo), politically correct global warming "crisis" is to primary all state and federal career lawmakers up for reelection in 2024, also getting rid of the unconstitutional, so-called government regulatory agencies that they established.
In fact, Democratic and Republican patriots who regularly read Free Republic can probably do a better job of picking better candidates for government office than Trump can. After all, picking good candidates for government office is the duty of Constitution-savvy, patriot voters anyway, not Trump's problem.
Pelosi: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." (non-FR; 6 sec.)
“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves [emphasis added]. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)
To also say :”There is NO ‘THERE’ there”.
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