Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr Says Carbon Capture Important Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr Says Carbon Capture Important Canada

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Carbon capture important for Canada and world: Carr

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ESTEVAN, Sask. - Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says a carbon capture storage project in Saskatchewan is very important for Canada and for the world.

Carr toured SaskPower's Boundary Dam 3 project in Estevan, Sask., on Wednesday.

The retrofitted coal-fired power plant captures carbon dioxide and transforms it for other uses.

Carr says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto all pointed to carbon capture as one of the roads to a low-carbon economy when they met in Ottawa last week.

He also commented on TransCanada's (TSX:TRP) Energy East pipeline proposal, saying the federal government wants to conduct a thorough review of the project.

The National Energy Board has 21 months to hold hearings along the 4,500-kilometre route from Alberta to New Brunswick and report to government whether the pipeline is in the national interest. …

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