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A new climate alliance set to launch at the COP26 conference is taking aim at the oil and gas industry, putting pressure on Canada to set a clear date to wind down oil and gas extraction in this country.

A new climate alliance set to launch at the COP26 conference is taking aim at the oil and gas industry, putting pressure on Canada to set a clear date to wind down oil and gas extraction in this country.

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People tend to completely ignore the role of countries like Canada when it comes to the environment. But, it's worth mentioning that they have one of the [highest per capita emissions in the entire world](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions_per_person). This is when they have plenty of natural resources, money, and qualified people to do far better. It has everything it needs to be way cleaner. It's not even as hamstrung by bad politics as some rich countries are. Australia, for example, has completely corrupt as hell, batshit politicians in comparison to Canada. It's strange how poor countries are expected to do so much, despite already struggling with immense poverty, meanwhile very rich countries are allowed to pollute so much.


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"Oil and gas domestic exports totalled over $122 billion, of which **96% were to the U.S**." [Energy and the economy](https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/data-and-analysis/energy-data-and-analysis/energy-facts/energy-and-economy/20062) Canada won't*/can't* stop extraction until the US stops importing it, even though it's the dirtiest forms of energy (fracking and tar/oil sands) going. Oil and gas account for 26% of Canada's GHG emissions [Canada’s actions to reduce emissions](https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/reduce-emissions.html) (2017)