Yo Canada! What’s up with the oil, eh?

Yo Canada! What’s up with the oil, eh?

George Monbiot: The tar barons have held the nation to ransom. This thuggish petro-state is today the greatest obstacle to a deal in Copenhagen

Image in tattters?
Glad I got out when I did…
its fuke d but no one here seems to give a hoot. too much money. makes me ashamed to be here and canajian
The oil companies created the Copenhagen treaty.
This chic needs a lesson on how reality works.
Peter Rabbit “Please don’t throw me in the briar patch!”
If mining all that oil magically lowers our taxes/prices… I am all for it… We all know that that won’t happen… Because even though Canada is one of the largest and richest in resource countries in the world, our parents still have to work like dogs to pay the myriad of taxes and deal with the snot-nosed beauacracy and high payments for absolutely everything, nevermind a near fascist police force… Canada… The place where law is absolute, but not absolutely for you…
Canada, shmanada…
It will be as short-lived as the forest industry in British Colombia, my beautiful home province. A small few will become richer than you or I can imagine, nearly tax free, while a great many will labor and toil under dangerous and inhospitable conditions, without guarantee of future employ, for meager pay and viciously high taxes while the environment pays the highest cost, being its destruction, in the end. Oh, Canada.
Is there a Canadian petition against this? International/grassroots petition? Anything to put some muscle behind our dissent?
We tend to hide it up North, where most people seldom go. 😉

It’s important to note that the largest investors in oil sands happens to be Shell, a nearly-nationalized British company. (Also owned by Queen Beatrix of Bilderberg fame)

I’m sure the tax payers will be left with repairing the costs to the environment. (although I’m not sure if “toxic” water used in the process can ever be cleaned up)… See More

I remember Shell was abandoning the projects like 10 years back when extraction costs were around 15$/barrel. (compare to Middle-east of 2$-3$ for much higher quality and easily accessible oil)

As Cousin Avi, so elegantly put it, it’s all about $$$$. (perhaps with a few €€€ thrown in)

It does look messy, doesn’t it?

Published in: on March 25, 2010 at 12:57 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy
    reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums
    that go over the same topics? Thanks for your time!

  2. As a Canadian, the tar-hole sands are a complete embarrassment.

    This isn’t like digging a hole and leaving one of those little bobbing-birdie things on the landscape to suck the stuff up. This is removing the landscape altogether. This is how dependant we are on the gooey black stuff.

    It’s like an alcoholic breaking open an empty bottle of booze and licking the shards to get every stubborn, sticky, drop.

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