No one is calling it a southern plot against northern B.C. yet.
But many delegates at this week's annual meeting of northern B.C. municipalities are suggesting the province's groundbreaking carbon tax imposes burdens on the north.
The government has touted the tax as a means of encouraging people to make environmentally responsible decisions in their use of fossil fuels. It has said tax revenues will be returned to British Columbians as tax breaks.
But northerners see things differently.