$199 Million for Environment Projects in BC

March 15, 2007

Tuesday at UBC, prime minister Stephen Harper announced federal funding of $199 million for a "hydrogen highway" in BC -- two hundred times the commitment made by the former Liberal government.  Most of the money will be used to create hydrogen fuelling stations for fuel-cell cars. The highway had been intended to launch with the 2010 Olympics, but the prohibitive cost of hydrogen cars has slowed consumer interest and the "highway" is now projected to be completed for a later date.  The Toronto Star