Badass Canadian tells environmentalists to eat a dick... sorta.

Josh_R

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We need more American bureaucrats like this guy. Even our President is a weasel who tries to put off major decisions and policy implementation until after the election.

Canadian Minister Tells Enviros to F**k Off on Oilsands Obstructionism
Ronald Bailey | January 10, 2012

In a no-holds-barred open letter, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver tells environmental radicals to take a hike, preferably off a high cliff.

Canada is on the edge of an historic choice: to diversify our energy markets away from our traditional trading partner in the United States or to continue with the status quo.

Virtually all our energy exports go to the US. As a country, we must seek new markets for our products and services and the booming Asia-Pacific economies have shown great interest in our oil, gas, metals and minerals. For our government, the choice is clear: we need to diversify our markets in order to create jobs and economic growth for Canadians across this country. We must expand our trade with the fast growing Asian economies. We know that increasing trade will help ensure the financial security of Canadians and their families.

Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade. Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth. No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydro-electric dams.

These groups threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest. They attract jet-setting celebrities with some of the largest personal carbon footprints in the world to lecture Canadians not to develop our natural resources. Finally, if all other avenues have failed, they will take a quintessential American approach: sue everyone and anyone to delay the project even further. They do this because they know it can work. It works because it helps them to achieve their ultimate objective: delay a project to the point it becomes economically unviable.
Wow.

That bit about the "quintessential American approach" hurts only because it's true.

So what did President Obama do in the face of environmentalist agitation? He caved. Our bravely decisive president tried to put off deciding on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline which would link U.S. refineries to the Canadian oilsands production until after the 2012 presidential election. But as part of the deal to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, the Republicans in Congress set a deadline for President Obama to decide by February 21 whether or not the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest. So which Democratic interest group will the president choose to alienate? The unions or the environmental lobby?
http://reason.com/blog/2012/01/10/canadian-minister-tells-enviros-to-fk-of
 

Motor Head

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Dipshit enviro's aside - Canada wants to shop around to Asian markets for what they are usually selling the United States. Thanks Canada!!!
 

Josh_R

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Dipshit enviro's aside - Canada wants to shop around to Asian markets for what they are usually selling the United States. Thanks Canada!!!
Could have something to do with our shithead president waiting until 2013 to decide if we want the pipeline that would pump all this new oil to the refineries. Why sit on all that oil when the asians will buy it up?
 

Yesterdays Hero

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Dipshit enviro's aside - Canada wants to shop around to Asian markets for what they are usually selling the United States. Thanks Canada!!!
China said:
Not like the states are going to do anything useful with it. What, another season of the Kardashians? Or open another shitty fast food chain that makes them more fat? Why not sell it to us instead."
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