"Canada Deploys 'Multi-Pronged' Lobbying To Counter Trump's EPA Cuts"

"Canada has deployed a 'multi-pronged' lobbying strategy against the Trump administration's budget over concerns that proposed U.S. cuts will put a 'fundamental' component of the Trudeau government's climate change plan in jeopardy, newly-released federal briefing documents show.

The records from the director of the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada warn that Trump's proposed cuts would spell trouble not only for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate change policies, but also for numerous provincial government energy efficiency programs and tens of thousands of Canadian jobs.

ENERGY STAR, a popular initiative that identifies the most energy-efficient products on the market, creating jobs and helping people lower their energy use and save money, was put on the chopping block earlier this year by the White House, as part of its proposal to reduce funding to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

Carl Meyer reports for the National Observer September 21, 2017.

Source: National Observer, 09/22/2017