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Environmental Protection: Spending by industry

The oil and natural gas industry accounts for 55 per cent of environmental protection spending, according to data from Statistics Canada.

According to Statistics Canada, Canadian businesses reported spending $11.8 billion on environmental protection in 2014 (the latest year for which Statistics Canada has published data). The lion’s share of that spending—$6.5 billion—was by the oil and natural gas industry. 

Environmental spending by industry infographic