Federal cuts to blame for less money spent on N.S. environmental projects
HALIFAX - The loss of a federal climate change funding program has had a dramatic impact on Nova Scotia's Environment Department.
The provincial budget, tabled Tuesday, shows spending on environmental management projects has plummeted to $7.4 million from about $33 million last year.
With the end of ecoTrust, the province received only $311,000 from Ottawa this year for climate change programs.