IPC: Alberta attacks Kyoto agreement, pushes Alberta alternative

Complying with the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change would "trigger a migration of capital investment out of Canada," said Murray Smith, Alberta minister of energy, in a keynote speech late last month to the International Pipeline Conference in Calgary.Canada's energy production—and all the associated economic benefits—would fall.Under President George W. Bush, the US has chosen not to ratify the Kyoto treaty because Bush claims it would cost millions of American their jobs. That stance has "heavy implications for Canada's competitiveness with (its) No. 1 trading partner," said Smith.Australia also has decided not to ratify for the same reason: the threat to its competi...

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