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Carbon capture and storage – or bust

THE NAMES of two men invariably come up when you talk to an oil-patch executive in Calgary: Waxman and Markey. Whatever Canada would like to do about fighting climate change, a bill in the US Congress sponsored by the Democrat representatives Henry Waxman and Edward Markey to introduce a cap-and-trade scheme south of the border could be decisive. "Canada's in a holding position while it waits to see what the US does," says Marlo Raynolds, executive director of Alberta's Pembina Institute, an environmental group. It could all trigger a long constitutional battle in Canada, say lawyers, because while the provinces own the coal, oil and gas that release the carbon into the atmosphere, the fede

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