Fossil fuel subsidies would be better spent on urban infrastructure

Environmental economist David Sawyer estimates Canada could save more than $1.3 billion dollars a year if it phases out subsidies for the oil and gas industries.

That sum approaches the value of the federal municipal infrastructure program expiring in 2014.

It is madness that we subsidize some of our society’s most profitable (and destructive) organizations with public funds while many cities and communities are unable to maintain basic services like clean water and safe streets.

Advertisements

One thought on “Fossil fuel subsidies would be better spent on urban infrastructure

  1. Pingback: Opposition to viaduct plans shows obstacles to removing 20th century infrastructure « Steady City

Comments are closed.