Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Yesterday the Ontario Government received a report from their environmental watch dog telling them they need to re look at the Government's priorities. They were cited particularly for policies that promote urban sprawl, not spending enough on public transportation and not protecting our northern forests. Unless we move quickly to protect our boreal forests we will loose a major carbon depository as well as the myriad of wild life that depends on the forests. The lack of focus on effective accessible public transport is leading to the proliferation of roads to support the need for more and more cars and urban sprawl. New rigorous policies to reverse the current ones would go a long way to reduce Ontario's emissions of green house gases, protect our fam land and to make our environment healthier to live in.