Publications

Kyoto Forests? Fast-Growing Plantations are Not the Answer

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2003
There is increasing interest in meeting some portion of Canada’s Kyoto commitment through “afforestation”, or creating new forests for the purposes of sequestering carbon emissions. In particular, some are pressing for government programs to support the establishment of plantations of fast-growing species. However many experts have expressed strong skepticism about the advisability of such a scheme, citing a number of concerns

America’s Gas Tank: The High Cost of Canada’s Oil and Gas Export Strategy

Publication Date: 
December 12, 2003
Over the past decade, surging demand from the United States for Canadian fossil fuels has coincided with deregulation of the energy industry and increasing control of Canadian energy companies by U.S. interests. The resulting oil and gas free-for-all in Canada is causing profound environmental problems, all in the service of turning Canada into America’s gas tank.

Lighting the Way: The Sierra Club's Look at First Steps Toward a Clean Energy Future

Publication Date: 
December 12, 2003
The energy-delivery system in North America is in trouble, and the harmful effects of this are being felt today in the form of health problems, environmental damage, and a system that doesn’t meet today’s needs. The Sierra Club U.S. and Sierra Club Canada have surveyed energy programs and found that each of the states and provinces in the northeast United States and Atlantic Canada has taken some useful steps that serve as examples of opportunities for all.