SARM Maintains Stance Opposing Carbon Tax

For Immediate Release

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) continues to stand up for rural Saskatchewan in opposing a federally imposed carbon tax. The Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday reveals that Saskatchewan households will face a steep tax hike in the new year as the pricing system comes in two forms: a fuel charge, which will be applied to production and distribution companies before being passed on to consumers, and an output-based pricing system for large industrial users.

SARM maintains that a carbon tax is not the most effective policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or mitigating climate change. We live in a resource-rich province that will be unfairly disadvantaged under the federal carbon tax levy.

“We all have a role in addressing climate change,” recognized SARM President Ray Orb. “’We’ve not seen the evidence that a carbon tax reduces greenhouse gas emissions. We stand behind the science of soil sequestration and believe this type of innovation will do more to contribute to the actual reduction of greenhouse gases than a federal carbon tax levy.”

SARM is the leading voice representing the collective best interests of rural municipalities. The Association takes direction from its members and champions the value of rural Saskatchewan.

For more information please contact:

Ashley Leugner
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
(306) 761-3931

“SARM, the Voice of Rural Saskatchewan”