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Liberal environment minister Steven Guilbeault said in a recent interview that he hopes to phase out fossil fuels within two years. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Guilbeault made the comments to the left-wing outlet The Narwhal, which receives taxpayer funds from the federal government. “My timeline is two years,” Guilbeault said. “So in the next two years, more stringent methane regulations, zero-emission vehicle standards, net-zero grid by 2035, cap on oil and gas and obviously phasing out fossil fuels — all of these things must be in place in the coming eighteen months.” “I mean, maybe 2024, but that’s the type of time frame we have to work with and it’s going to be tough because on the one hand some people are going to criticize us for not giving them enough time to be consulted, but the state of climate change is such that we need to learn to do things faster and that’s certainly true of us as a government,” Guilbeault added. “As a minority government it would be optimistic to think we have more than two years.” […] Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole blasted Guilbeault’s remarks, calling the former radical Greenpeace member an “out of touch activist.”

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