Friday, October 14, 2011

Finally some sense

I can never understand why anyone would want oil from the Middle East when safe, friendly Canada has billions of barrels of it. The green argument for me is easily overpowered by the terrorist/ethical argument. With companies like Cenovus and others leading the way in green technology what will happen when the oil sands improve their impact and still produce enough oil to meet North American needs with a bit left over? Anyway Canada and Alberta are doing very well economically now if only we could settle Europe.

Three excellent articles - the comments are always interesting.

Keystone Project would create jobs - boost economy
- "While oil and gas are not the only ingredients required for America's energy independence and security, they will be vital to our nation's economic health for decades to come. Today, 60 percent of America's total energy needs depend on oil and natural gas, and more than 95 percent of the energy required to power America's transportation industry comes from oil and gas."

Greens want terror oil in your gas tank - "Although opponents argue the pipeline is inherently dangerous because of potential harm to farms, wildlife and water aquifers as it cuts across Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, in truth, the anti-XL campaign is aimed against expansion of the Alberta oil sands. Environmentalists claim production in the oil sands is contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, destroying the arboreal forests and killing migratory birds. On a recent visit, I saw no evidence of these claims. Indeed, relative to both the geographic and carbon footprints of most onshore and offshore oil production, the Alberta oil sands compare quite favorably."

Former Tory minister touts megaprojects to create jobs, boost economy - "If we are smart about this, we can build out our country, create jobs and still maintain one of the lowest debt-to-GDP ratios in the world. We don't need short-term stimulus spending, we need support for economic infrastructure that creates wealth," former environment minister Jim Prentice

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