Saskatchewan Party Can’t Hit a Moving Target

As Brad Wall goes to Paris to represent Saskatchewan at the COP 21 climate conference, here’s how his government handles critical climate targets:

If you can’t hit a target, remove the target and bury it until forgotten.
2 years ago I saved the text of a Sask Gov’t website, predicting it would soon be altered. It was.

“Saskatchewan has established a provincial target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 2006 levels by 2020.”
CBC thought it’s still the goal. There’s no mention of it on Government webpages that I can find now.

replaced with:
“Saskatchewan’s Climate Change Plan is designed to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions by setting annual reduction targets for industry and encouraging investment in low-carbon technologies.”


“Our province’s greenhouse gas emissions were 72.7 million tonnes in 2011 according to Environment Canada.”

“Our province’s greenhouse gas emissions were 74.8 million tonnes in 2012 according to Environment Canada.”


“Non-regulated sources were responsible for about 50 million tonnes of Saskatchewan GHG emissions in 2010, or 68% of total provincial emissions.”

“Non-regulated sources were responsible for over 51 million tonnes of Saskatchewan GHG emissions in 2012, or 69% of total provincial emissions.”

The NDP in 2007 proposed reductions of: “32% by 2020 and 80% by 2050”
It appears Wall has no plan, and is going to Paris to have a plan handed to him. Will he take it and bury it like a bad doggy? Does coal burn at Estevan?

2 responses to “Saskatchewan Party Can’t Hit a Moving Target

  1. http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/sask-falling-behind-world-on-co2-reduction-environmentalists
    “In Paris, nations have now signed on to a more ambitious goal of 1.5 degrees. The world has already warmed 1 C, so there is little time for delay, Prebble said.

    Saskatchewan needs to do its share. Premier Brad Wall pledged six years ago that Saskatchewan would decrease emissions by 20 per cent by the year 2020. It’s clear that target won’t be met, Prebble said. Emissions in Saskatchewan have actually risen significantly, to 74.8 million tonnes, in the past 10 years, Prebble said.”

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