All emissions from Faro mine cleanup must be offset, review board says

CBC News

Project could increase territory’s total emissions by upward of 46 per cent, undermining plans to reduce them

Julien Gignac, CBC News

While the cleanup of the abandoned Faro mine could release a "carbon bomb," the project may move ahead but on the condition emissions are offset, according to a new report from the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.

And not just some emissions. All of them.

But how?

The board's draft screening report, published earlier this month, lists possibilities like planting trees, creating wetlands, using electric vehicles, harnessing renewable energy or purchasing carbon offset credits.

Without these, the board is warning the cleanup could emit so much carbon dioxide that it would undermine the Yukon government's broader efforts to reduce territorial emissions as a whole.


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