July 29, 2016

“OPEC loving” Environmental Defence Director's outlandish claim on Twitter makes argument FOR Energy East

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Environmental Defence, the legal group headed by recent Rachel Notley hire Tim Gray, has launched an attack campaign to block Energy East, the pipeline that would take Alberta oil to refineries on the east coast, offsetting millions of barrels of imported OPEC oil and employing thousands of Canadians.

Environmental Defence is making outlandish claims about Energy East. It’s a real beauty and if it were true, it would prove one of the arguments anti’s use against pipeline projects, dead wrong.

The director of communications for Environmental Defence, Tim Ehlich, tweeted:

“In case you missed it, Energy East would increase oil tanker traffic along the east coast by 500%”

He then links to a National Observer article.

500%? Let's fact check this.

According to Transport Canada, there are 4,000 inbound tankers on the east coast and Quebec every year. At a 500% increase, Environmental Defence thinks that there will now be 20,000 oil tankers on the east coast because of one pipeline? Crazy.

But if we pretend that they’re correct, we can destroy the left’s claims that pipelines don’t create jobs. Imagine how many more port personnel they would need in St John to handle that increase? A 500% increase in port personnel? Sounds good to me. Imagine what a boost that would be to a city suffering 8.4% unemployment like St. John, New Brunswick?

Environmental Defence can't keep their stories straight. On one hand they say pipelines don't create jobs, on the other hand they accidentally say pipelines will create too many port jobs, so which one is it?

Rachel Notley hired Tim Gray from the OPEC loving Environmental Defence to draft reality based energy policy when reality and Environmental Defence are strangers.

We’re in a world of trouble.

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commented 2016-07-30 15:41:14 -0400
“Environmentalism, Climate Change Hoax, etc. etc.” Are the Trojan horses meant to breach the secure walls of the Nation. And it has almost succeeded, the enemy is within.
One good thing about being surrounded by the ENEMY, you can shoot in any direction.
commented 2016-07-30 10:47:06 -0400
The National Observer is a new rag that sprang up from the Vancouver Observer , a leftist rag that uses anecdotal conversations as fact . It was sued by John Furlong when it relentlessly ran articles from a reporter who started a deceitful attack on John Furlong , head of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Furlong had been a teacher at a residential school a few decades earlier and three natives accused him of sexual assault. By the time the issue was investigated and finished , Furlong had been continuously smeared by the Vancouver Observer. The investigation found that the two women never attended the school when Furlong was there and the native man never went there at all. He had previously accused a former teacher in another school and had received $80,000 in compensation.
The Vancouver Observer and its progeny evolved from the Georgia Straight and Mother Jones News, its readers are accurately labelled by George Orwell several decades ago who wrote "Socialism draw together with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist .” That is who reads the National Observer and Vancouver Observer.
commented 2016-07-30 10:24:37 -0400
Eastern Canada spends 8 Billion dollars a year for OPEC oil. Do you think OPEC is going to standby idly and watch it’s Canadian market disappear?
The odd thing about accusing groups like Environmental Defense of accepting foreign money to attack the Canadian oil & gas industry is that THEY NEVER DENY IT !
No once have I ever read or heard any of these groups deny that they are taking money from foreign sources. Their silence proves how complicit they are with this unethical practice.
Dr. Patrick Moore and Paul Watson , co-founders of Greenpeace , left the organization because Greenpeace had decided to go for the money. The Board decided that the protest industry could make millions selling its protest services and really didn’t give a crap about working with industries on improving environmental practices.
Environmental Defense are just another enviro whore willing to do anything for money.
commented 2016-07-30 00:47:54 -0400
Just the latest event in a long history of the Maritimes getting hosed by Quebec politicians. We need Energy East. Build the darn thing through New England if you have to.
commented 2016-07-29 22:04:06 -0400
It’s about the Laurentian liberal oligarchs yanking the chain of their Liberal party to land lock Alberta petroleum economic power. Alberta;s present government is aiding and abetting this disgusting agenda.
commented 2016-07-29 22:00:12 -0400
Where do I sign up, Peter
commented 2016-07-29 20:03:37 -0400
Wouldn’t it be great to organize a counterattack without waiting 3 years? I suggest 50k at the ledge, storm in and remove anyone in the way. Schedule is pending
commented 2016-07-29 19:46:44 -0400
Now that would be one HUGE pipeline to increase it that much. Must be panning to build a 9600 incher or so.
commented 2016-07-29 19:44:42 -0400
Kelvin it does seem that way sometimes, i think after some time , too many forgot the past and ignore what kind of evil exists in the world. They allow it to grow then the world pays a huge price to be rid of it. Like WW2.
commented 2016-07-29 19:41:59 -0400
«St. John, New Brunswick»

Saint John is always spelled out fully when referring to the city.
commented 2016-07-29 18:35:57 -0400
Oil Tankers on the east coast are no worse than the Destroyers that lay their Mines in Alberta. Marxist Scum.
commented 2016-07-29 18:23:21 -0400
Where the hell do all these bozos come from? And why in the hell are they in charge? Hmmmmm I wonder if I landed in a parallel universe, because I don’t recognize this country or this world anymore. Did we lose the war to the nazi party?
commented 2016-07-29 18:13:38 -0400
I was born in Saint John and went to school there for grades 1 to 3. One of the first things they taught us was that you must NOT spell it “St. John.” It’s “Saint John,” always.
Those teachers have been dead for decades, but rules are still rules.