E-Newsletter January 2011
|From the Computer of
Merv Tweed, MP
|Taking Action on the Environment||January 2011|
|Dear Constituent,Happy New Year! I hope you and your family are well-rested after the Christmas holiday and that your New Year is off to a great start.I thought I’d write to you today to let you know a few of the things our Conservative government has been doing to help keep our environment clean. Recently we’ve made your gasoline more renewable, cracked down on particles that are harmful to your health, and have been implementing a strategy for cleaning up Canada’s lakes and rivers.
I’m proud of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s record of keeping our ecosystems clean and healthy for all of us.
As always, I’ve included more information on this measure below if you’re interested. Please feel free to get in touch with me with your questions or concerns at any time.
|Cleaner Ecosystems, Healthier Canadians|
|Making gas more eco-friendly:
Starting just last month, all gasoline you buy in Canada must contain at least 5% renewable content. This will help develop our green industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. It’s estimated that 250,000 vehicles worth of greenhouse gas emissions will be eliminated per year through this measure.
For more information – click here.Reducing harmful Persistent Organic Pollutants in our environment:
Persistent Organic Pollutants are harmful to human and animal life and particularly in arctic regions. That’s why our government has taken a stand internationally by announcing our intention to ratify new amendments to the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants last month.
For more information – click here.Comprehensive approach to cleaning up our Lakes and Rivers:
Our nation is home to 7% of the global supply of freshwater and is a striking part of the Canadian geography everywhere. That’s why our government is working hard to clean up polluted and problem areas nationwide through a strong, comprehensive approach.
We’re reducing pollution, regulating toxic substances, keeping an eye on water quality, investing in new research and more.
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