Good for Peter Kent, federal environment minister, for standing up for the ethics of Canadian oil, and at a UN climate change conference of all places.
From the Vancouver Sun:
“As world leaders gather in South Africa to discuss climate change this week and next, Canada’s environment minister says he plans to defend Alberta’s oilsands and is willing to argue they are an `ethical’ and reliable energy source.”
Pay no attention to the attempts at media spin that the ethical oil message isn’t catching on. In just the last few weeks we’ve heard it from high-ranking U.S. politicians, from top American energy officials, and political leaders across Canada. If that’s not catching on, we’re not sure what is. No other message has encapsulated so perfectly what the oil sands stands for and that’s why it’s driving the anti-oil sands lobby crazy.
We can’t wait to see how they’ll deal with Peter Kent, at a Kyoto-type meeting, delivering a much-needed reality check to delegates that there are much bigger problems in the world than a relatively small amount of of carbon dioxide coming from a hugely beneficial energy project in Canada.