"A secret memo from Canada's largest oil and gas lobby group to the federal government has exposed the industry’s attempt to exploit the COVID pandemic to their own ends, and endanger Canadians in the process.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is exploiting the global health crisis to push for a long list of demands that would give it massive exemptions on rules that are designed to protect our health, land, water and climate. Here are some of the requests from the lobby group to the federal government:
Stop moving forward with any new climate policies
Cancel plans to reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Defer plans to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)
Exempt projects with big carbon footprints from having to undergo environmental impact assessments, indefinitely
Pause planned increase to the federal carbon price
Delay federal methane regulations, or let weak provincial regulations take over