Friday, October 05, 2012
The Northern Gateway Pipeline is Dead
Or so says Jeffrey Simpson.
The Northern Gateway pipeline that Enbridge proposes to build from Alberta’s bitumen oil to the Pacific coast of British Columbia is, for all intents and purposes, dead.
Yes, regulatory hearings before the National Energy Board will continue until the NEB approves the project. And yes, Enbridge will keep pushing for it. And yes, the Harper government, which is so publicly committed to the project, will continue to extol its virtues as part of the need to get Canadian resources to Asia.
But the project is dead. It has too many obstacles now, and there’ll be more in the future.
And for once I agree with him. And he's also right when he says it was defeated by Canadians not "foreign interests" as the Cons claimed.
What’s not standing in the way are U.S. environmentalists, whom the Harper government accused of being the principal reasons for the project’s problems. This wild statement was, then as now, completely at variance with reality, since British Columbians are hardly to be led around by their collective nose by a handful of folks from south of the border. To suggest otherwise is to insult their intelligence.
For the only foreign interests in this story are the sellout Cons, Exxon, Enbridge, the Koch brothers, and of course the Chinese Communist Party.
But...but...but...what do the tar sand babies at "Ethical Oil" have to say about this?
Er...nothing. Because they're deader than a Dodo. Their ridiculous site hasn't been updated for almost a month. And their bimbo in chief Kathryn Marshall seems more interested these days in making sure prisoners can't order pizzas.
Surely, there must be more constructive ways to foster good behavior than junk food. And barbeques are not necessary for rehabilitation.
And who can blame her eh? For surely flogging salads must be easier than flogging dirty oil.
But what about the grotesque nerd Ezra Levant, who delivered "Ethical Oil" through his large rear orifice? How's he taking the slow collapse of his beloved project?
Oh badly, very badly I'm sure....
Although these days he hardly mentions "ethical oil" for some reason.
Of course, we will still have to drive a stake through the heart of the dirty oil pipeline. Because it's still alive, and Harper is still crazy. So it doesn't come back from the dead like the Con zombie Vic Toews, and threaten us further.
But the fact that someone like Jeffrey Simpson is declaring it dead already, shows how far the anti-pipeline movement has come, since the Cons set out to shove it down the throats of the people of British Columbia.
My congratulations to them, and all the others who support them in the rest of Canada. It just shows what we can do when we stand up to those ghastly bullies and their Big Oil masters, and tell them to take a hike.
Now let's take what we have learned.
And REALLY finish the job...
Ezra, Ezra, you loser.
Isn't Chiquita DELICIOUS?
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