3900Parking car will help drive against terrorism: Anderson
- Nov 1, 2001from CBC news:
Parking car will help drive against terrorism: Anderson
Last Updated: Sat Oct 27 18:53:59 2001
OTTAWA - Motorists can help in the campaign against terrorism by not driving
their vehicles as often, Canada's Environment Minister suggested Saturday.
In a speech to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, David Anderson
said using less energy from the Middle East might reduce the amount of money
being funnelled into terrorist networks.
"Whenever asked what an individual can do to fight terrorism, the answer is very
simple: drive less," he told delegates.
The federal government intends to keep pressing automobile makers to come up
with engines that are more fuel efficient.
"The events of last month have made this even more compelling," Anderson said.
Although increased security has become a top priority for Ottawa, the government
is still concerned about environmental issues, according to the minister. He
cited decreased greenhouse gas emissions as an example.
Anderson, who is getting ready for another round of talks on climate change
scheduled for Morocco next month, predicted the U.S. will not abandon
environmental concerns ? despite the fact it has already pulled out of the Kyoto
Written by CBC News Online staff