Wall’s Nuclear Carbon Credit Musings Criticized

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 14:32



An official from the David Suzuki Foundation is slamming a recent suggestion from Saskatchewan’s premier that the province get environmental credit for the uranium it exports.


Yesterday, Premier Brad Wall told reporters that Saskatchewan should receive carbon credits from the international community for its exports of bulk uranium.


The premier said the shipments were helping offset the effects of fossil fuel emissions.


However, researcher Dale Marshall says that argument is flawed — because nuclear power has not replaced the use of fossil fuels.


Marshall doesn’t know if the Prime Minister will accept Wall’s argument, but he is pretty sure the international community won’t — based on how it reacted when Canada first suggested the idea a few years ago.


Marshall says Saskatchewan is among the highest emitters of greenhouse gases, and the province should focus on reducing its own emissions before anything else.