In Australia, our government has been hijacked by anti-development extremists who have coerced the already-incompetent Labor to impose a carbon tax on our economy. Britain is led by a conservative government who has promised to be the “greenest ever” and has committed to draconian cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. The bloke in charge of the US, aside from being tremendously disastrous economically, spews out preposterous rhetoric on climate, matched only by Al Gore. Grim times? Well, at least Canada is making sense, taking significant steps to bolster their oil exports and improve world energy security. While Gillard, Cameron and Obama would try not to hurt the feelings of environmental extremists, the Canadian government is actively standing up to them.
On the eve of public hearings into a proposed oil pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast, the Canadian government lashed out on Monday at what it said were foreign-funded radical groups opposing the project.
The comments by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver were another sign of the pressures mounting against Enbridge Inc’s proposed C$5.5 billion ($5.4 billion) Northern Gateway pipeline.
Canada’s right-leaning Conservative government, which says the pipeline would help diversify energy exports away from the United States and more towards Asia, says activists are clogging up the regulatory process.
Lubos Motl is spot on, in his trademark unapologetic fashion.
The Natural Resource minister accused the local green lunatics of links with convicted foreign criminals such as James Hansen who are richly funded by the organized crime groups. They oppose the Canadian economic interests, the increased independence of North America on the Middle East, and the efficiency with which the new oil will be transferred.
The activists have claimed that they don’t try to attack Canada: they just try to uproot oil companies and their consumers, also known as the human beings.
Alan Moran wonder if we’ll see the Greens denounced a bit more like this in Australia. Martin Ferguson’s actions have been a start.
There are echoes of this spirited attack on the activist opponents of increased living standards by Martin Ferguson but he may be alone in the Australian government, while the Opposition has not been as outspoken as Oliver. It may be wishful thinking but perhaps we will see greater efforts to address the green agendas and reveal them for the income-sapping policies that they are.