Canada pays $1 million for CCS lobbyist

The federal government spent $1 million to lobby US officials on the virtues of the still-unproven merits of carbon capture and sequestration, the Canadian Press reported. Marc Lepage, formerly a consul general in San Francisco, was hired to promote the technology across US government and to gather intelligence on American developments in the area. The $1 million was given over two years and covered the salaries of Mr. Lepage and his assistant, as well as work-related costs.

Published: Wednesday, 06/22/2011 12:00 am EDT

The federal government spent $1 million to lobby US officials on the virtues of the still-unproven merits of carbon capture and sequestration, the Canadian Press reported. Marc Lepage, formerly a consul general in San Francisco, was hired to promote the technology across US government and to gather intelligence on American developments in the area. The $1 million was given over two years and covered the salaries of Mr. Lepage and his assistant, as well as work-related costs.

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