Yukon government considers subsidies for mining companies to reduce emissions

CBC News

Internal gov't documents suggest move is to ensure investments in industry don’t wither

Julien Gignac, CBC News

The Yukon government may subsidize mining companies to help them reduce emissions, according to documents obtained through an access to information request.

A submission from the territory's energy department to the government's cabinet committee on legislation last summer says such subsidies could be "necessary" for the industry.  


Jaime Kneen, the national program co-lead of Mining Watch Canada, also reviewed some of the documents and said the "giveaways" are intended to appease industry ired by what it considers further restrictions on operations. 


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