Doug Ford's Ontario proposes to stop tracking carbon pollution from fuel sold by oil and gas companies - 2019-02-07
Canada's most populous province is proposing to eliminate the mandatory reporting of carbon pollution from the fuel sold by oil and gas companies — a requirement that is among the last remnants of Ontario's cap and trade program.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government said Thursday that it was "streamlining and updating" its greenhouse gas emissions program "to reduce unnecessary costs and regulatory burden." A public consultation on the matter is open until March 8.
The government is looking to remove mandatory reporting and verification for the emissions from fuel sold by Ontario oil and gas companies. Industry would no longer have to report on emissions coming from "the consumption of the fuels they supply or distribute."