School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Shell urges Canada's oil lobby group to support carbon tax

April 2, 2019

CBC News, Kyle Bakx with comments by Warren Mabee, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Geography and Planning; Associate Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

CAPP represents more than 60 energy companies that produce about 80 per cent of the country's oil and gas.

"CAPP would be wise to look at what a company like Shell is saying. Shell is saying that they actually want to embrace regulation, and that means taking on a carbon tax," said Warren Mabee, director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen's University. 

"It means understanding that a price on carbon might not be the worst thing for their business."

If Canada wants to attract more foreign investment back to the oilsands, Mabee said this move suggests that more regulation might actually help this cause.

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