A team of canadian scientists have created a device which efficiently removes CO2 from the atmosphere.
Read more about this topic in this article Canadian scientist creates atmosphere-saving CO2 scrubbing machine.
The Lumber industry did support the government. As did the provincial governments that were involved. At least with the agreement we have now, the federal government collects the export tariffs and the money stays in Canada (Although I do wonder why B.C. didn't just increase its "low" stumpage fees and keep in money in B.C).