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Canada's climate-change wait

Forget Copenhagen. The climate-change decisions that will affect Canada's oil and gas industries will come from another capital – and it isn't Ottawa, writes Derek Brower

IN THE minds of green activists Canada is one of the big threats to any lasting agreement that might emerge from last month's negotiations in Copenhagen. Despite Canadian efforts to reassure the conference, activists awarded the country their "fossil of the day" prize, in recognition of the nation doing most to hinder the fight against climate change. Canada is a soft target, because the reality is different. Although its per capita emissions are 22 tonnes a year – second only to the US' and almost four times the global average – its share of global emissions is just 1.8%. Greening Canada will not save the world from climate change. Greening the US, however, would be different. And for Cana

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