Green groups Friends of the Earth and Ecojustice Canada lost their court bid Monday to force the Canadian federal government to abide by a national law passed last year requiring the country to meet its Kyoto Protocol targets. As a signatory to the Kyoto treaty, Canada agreed to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. However, citing fears that emissions reductions could lead to economic woes, the Conservative-led government instead released its own plan to reduce emissions by 2020 that allows some 30 percent more emissions than Canada's Kyoto target. Greens argued in court that …
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