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The Conservative government considered lowering its emissions targets in advance of the Copenhagen summit, the CBC reported. Documents prepared for a Cabinet meeting outline a draft working position for the government that would put forward intensity-based targets for Alberta's oilsands rather than absolute targets, slowing growth but not reducing overall emissions. The document said the US plan will allow different targets for its trade-sensitive sectors and that Canada's oil and gas sector will show greater growth than America's.

Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2009 12:00 am EST

The Conservative government considered lowering its emissions targets in advance of the Copenhagen summit, the CBC reported. Documents prepared for a Cabinet meeting outline a draft working position for the government that would put forward intensity-based targets for Alberta's oilsands rather than absolute targets, slowing growth but not reducing overall emissions. The document said the US plan will allow different targets for its trade-sensitive sectors and that Canada's oil and gas sector will show greater growth than America's.

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