Enbridge Pipeline Media Round-up
1) “Enbridge: A Short History in Disaster” poster (above) via So What Did I Miss?
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2) Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver’s Open Letter via the Financial Post
“Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade. Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth.
No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydro-electric dams. These groups threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest.”
To read more, click here.
"Your government has failed to present an energy strategy to Canada. We have no energy policy. We are still importing more than half of the oil we use. Further, we have no plan to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, even as we sign on to global statements about the need to keep greenhouse gases from rising above 450 ppm in the atmosphere to keep global average temperatures from exceeding a growth of 2 degrees C. The climate crisis imperils our future – including our economic future – in fundamental ways which your government ignores."
To read entire letter, click here.
4) The Real Foreign Interests in the Oilsands via the Ottawa Citizen
”The $5.5-billion Enbridge pipeline project is all about sending Alberta bitumen in huge oil tankers to China. Beijing’s own state enterprises are among the project’s major backers, and Beijing has been buying up Alberta’s oilpatch at such a dizzying pace lately it’s hard to keep up. In the spring of 2010, China’s state-owned Sinopec Corp. took a $4.65-billion piece of Syncrude. Then the China Investment Corporation, which is run by the Chinese Communist Party, took possession of a $1.25-billon share of Penn West Petroleum. Last summer, the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation gobbled up Opti Canada for $2.34 billion. And so on.” - Terry Glavin
To read entire article, click here.
6) DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Oil supertanker traffic through B.C.’s coast to ship oil to Asia, would put B.C.’s abundant salmon rivers and coast at risk of oil spills. Sign the "No Tankers" Petition to stop this via The Dogwood Initiative