Sunday, July 29, 2012
Christy Clark and the Big Oil Sellout
I wish I could cheer for Christy Clark in her battle with Alison Redford over the future of the Northern Gateway pipeline.
But I just can't eh?
I just don't believe that bartering with someone who wants to shove a pipeline up your ass is something that should be celebrated. At least not in polite company.
And although she's posing as B.C.'s Great Defender, Clark and Redford are actually both on the same side. Both want the pipeline built. So I agree with these people.
First Nations opposed to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project are accusing B.C. Premier Christy Clark of selling out British Columbians and putting a price tag on the future of aboriginal people.
"It is absolutely unacceptable for our premier to play a game of 'the Price is Right' while putting our lands, our waters and our futures at risk to devastating oil spills," said Terry Teegee, tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council.
Because that's all it is: a sellout. From a Premier so desperate she would put a price on something that is PRICELESS. Trust the future of her province to an outfit like this one.
And barter like a hooker, while the planet burns.
Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now.
Oh boy. You'd think Crusty might have noticed that global warming may be speeding up. And making droughts longer and more devastating. Like the one burning its way through the United States.
You'd think she might have seen what this most optimistic forecast from the National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts for Canada and the world:
You'd think she might have noticed that Alberta is going to be the FIRST to burn, and be turned into a desert. Taken that as a bad omen, and put the future of B.C., the future of Canada, and the future of the world, before the future of her shabby political career.
But no, she'd rather play into the hands of Big Oil and the Harper Cons, who would be only too happy to pay B.C. a pocketful of chump change, if it agrees to be poisoned in a sea of oily goodness.
Fortunately, I'm pretty confident that the people of B.C. won't be fooled into selling themselves so cheaply. And of course, I'm with them all the way eh?
The Harper Pipeline must be STOPPED.
Christy Clark is just a Con stooge.
And Big Oil fears Crusty.
Almost as much as Maymo fears his mouse...
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