Premier Christy Clark took her case for developing B.C. LNG to California last week. Last Thursday, Premier Clark addressed the state senate, telling senators that liquefied natural gas is the cleanest and fastest way to grow B.C.’s economy.
Clark told senators that B.C has grown the economy despite introducing a carbon tax. B.C. has a $30-a-tonne carbon tax – the highest in North America and one of the highest by international standards – yet the provincial economy has grown faster than the national average.
Clark predicted B.C. LNG will boost the economy while helping countries like China reduce their reliance on coal.
In last year’s election campaign, Clark promised to freeze B.C.’s carbon tax for five years.
In addition to B.C., California, Oregon, and Washington State have also put a tax on carbon.