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Vallhalla director slams Suzuki for support of carbon tax

NEW DENVER – A member of a respected B.C. environmental group is taking a swipe at the green record of Gordon Campbell's Liberal government and the environmental organizations that support it.

Vallhalla Wilderness Society director Anne Sherrod says praise by groups such as the David Suzuki Foundation for the Liberal's energy policy "is enough to make most environmentalist's hair stand on end."

She believes the Campbell government's policies envision B.C. as the oil and gas drilling capital of the world.

Sherrod attacks the Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics and the Pembina Institute for backing the carbon tax while failing to mention B.C.'s increase in coal production, and its links to greenhouse gas emissions.

She predicts governments will soon have to interfere with the corporate profits of the coal, oil, and other development industries and she suggest New Democrats, not Liberals, are more likely to do that.

But Sherrod offers only lukewarm praise for the NDP campaign, saying "environmentally-concerned groups do not allow flaws and weakness in its platform to eclipse what the Liberals have done, and will do, if re-elected."

Reported by The Canadian Press.

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