The Winnipeg Free Press reported this morning that Manitoba’s Conservation Minister, Gordon Mackintosh is working on a new comprehensive plan for the environment. Green Action Centre has a few suggestions. As reported by Mary-Agnes Welch:
Josh Brandon, spokesman for the Green Action Centre, said he’s pleased the province is working on a broad plan. On his wish list is a new focus on cleaning up Lake Winnipeg that brings together a series of watershed-management plans already completed. And, he said, the province needs a comprehensive plan to boost recycling and composting rates while also coping with electronic waste.
“We also really need to come up with a greenhouse-gas-emissions plan to replace and follow up on the Kyoto commitments the province has failed to reach,” said Brandon. The plan has to cover all sectors: agriculture, transportation and industry, he added.
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