Nova Scotia seeks federal carbon tax exemption, says it’s doing enough | PKBNEWS

Nova Scotia is asking the federal government for an exemption from the federal carbon tax.

Premier Tim Houston announced the province’s proposal at a news conference today, saying Nova Scotia’s current efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions exceed provincial emissions targets. Canada.

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Houston says the province’s plan is “better than a carbon tax” and does not financially punish Nova Scotians.

The new federal carbon tax will increase the price of carbon by $15 a ton, then increase again each year until it hits $170 a ton in 2030.

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Nova Scotia submitted its plan to Ottawa yesterday, and Houston says he hopes federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will review the plan “with an open mind.”

Houston says the province’s plan calls for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and if the province doesn’t meet those targets, he says the province will welcome the federal carbon tax.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 19, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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