This was sent to me, and the person asked it be published anonymously:
Tonight while scrolling though Facebook I noticed a statement from you about the pipeline in BC. I am actually very disappointed to see you support it. We don’t need any more pipelines in this country, we need to invest in solar and wind energy, not more fossil fuels that are contributing to global warming. Up to this point I’ve thought very highly of you and thought that you represented me and Douglas Park very well. But now I am questioning myself and if I will be able to support you in the future. I know that we live in a province run by the oil industry, but I think that it is time that stops. Please stop supporting people who only care about lining their pockets and who don’t care about our environment and future.
After reading another NDP supporter or two’s facebook pages, this seems to be a common sentiment that Sarauer’s NDP have read the tea leaves wrong, and are chasing the people convinced by decades of propaganda that we need the oil industry to grow. Maybe there’s no other way to win in politics in oil-crazed Saskatchewan, but I prefer being honest, and working towards policies that might save civilization from the pollution crisis.
Title in honour of a Beaverton joke.
I’m excited that this is the first time the Green Party has been directly involved in governing a province anywhere in North America. I expect great things from the NDP/Green coalition, majority government there. Clark should resign soon.
The Prime Minister caught a lot of heat for speaking the truth the other month about shutting down the Tar Sands. Then, predictably after furious backpedaling, he let the other side of his face speak about what the Liberals will really allow to permit our climate’s destruction.
“No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there,” Trudeau said in his address to oil and gas industry executives at Houston’s CERAWeek conference, discussing Alberta’s vast oil sands reserves.
What country should just leave them in the ground? Every damned one. The hypocrite actually says in his speech that he wants to leave the planet better than he found it. Next he claims to be an innovation leader, all the while building 20th century style pipelines for fossil fuels.
It makes me angry that he doesn’t understand the world’s carbon budget still, and seeks to exceed it to our ultimate detriment.
“”The secrecy around pipeline spills in Saskatchewan is astonishing,” said Keith Stewart, head of Greenpeace Canada’s climate and energy campaign, in an email on Tuesday.
“First the government waits three days to announce it, then the company will neither confirm nor deny that it’s their oil. More worrisome, however, is that once again pipeline spill detection technology and systems failed, leaving it up to community members to smell and see the oil before action is taken.”
Chief Connie Big Eagle said a band member who worked in the oil industry detected the smell of crude oil days before the leak was discovered southeast of Regina.
She said the man became suspicious about the odour and went looking for the source, tracking it down and reporting it to officials last Friday.
Government officials confirmed the spill about 10 kilometres north of the southeast Saskatchewan town of Stoughton on Monday.
It said about 170,000 litres have been recovered in a cleanup being handled by Calgary-based Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.”
Gee, I wonder why the Premier doesn’t get information available to people quickly. Maybe because Tundra gave $10000 to Wall‘s SaskParty in 2007?
Here’s some news about the company:
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But what does Saskatchewan’s government and Crown power corp do?
350MW more Gas is next. And they chased away the biggest local wind power proponent.