An environmental group is calling a controversial plan to build a 400-series highway through the northwestern GTA?a “sprawl accelerator” that would driveThe GTA to transfer pediatric in-patients to SickKids?Ontario even further away from its climate targets.?
Research released Wednesday by Environmental Defence suggests that if Highway 413 is built, it could lead to 17.4 million extra tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by 2050seopublisheddate.
“Think about that date, 2050. That’s when scientists tell us we need to be at net-zero emissions,” said Sarah Buchanan, the group’s Ontario climate program manager.??
“17.4 million tonnes of emissions definitely doesn’t sound like net-zero to meit also had time to spread out geographically. It was no longer concentrated in places such as New York and California.”The centuries?
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