September 23, 2015

Notley, Mulcair must be cheering Hillary Clinton's anti-Keystone announcement

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Rachel Notley and Thomas Mulcair insist that Energy East is the only viable pipeline for Canada, but they don’t address the fact that Canada sells 95% of its oil to the US at a highly discounted rate.

The fact is, Canada needs pipelines to get both fair price and a diverse clientele -- and Energy East, Keystone XL and Northern Gateway are the projects that will accomplish those goals. 

Despite this, pipelines continue to get delayed by a loud and misinformed minority, many of whom are funded by U.S. lobby groups.

Mike Hudema with Greenpeace recently stated that the only people who want Keystone XL are the Donald Trumps of America.  Even Rachel Notley snubbed Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina, when he visited the oil sands. 

But a recent American Petroleum Institute poll finds that 68% of those responding support the development of the pipeline, while 67% think delays have hurt the American economy.

Now that Hillary Clinton has come out against Keystone XL, Rachel Notley and Thomas Mulcair appear to be on the same side of the fence. Obama insists that Keystone will only help Canada, while Mulcair insists it’s only good for the US. They’re both wrong – the pipeline is a win-win for everyone. 

Keystone XL, combined with the Gulf Coast project, will create 42,000 jobs. It will deliver 830,000 barrels of bitumen to the US Gulf Coast, where many world class refineries are built to process Canadian heavy oil.  This will reduce the price discount against US benchmark oil, which increases the price of Canadian crude without affecting consumer costs.

Rachel Notley and her ministers criticize Alberta’s oil and gas industry, but won’t admit that pipelines reduce the risks of unsafe transport by train and tanker. 

And forget about NDP talking points on climate change: The project has twice passed rigorous US State Department regulation and environmental reviews.

By opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, the NDP and the Democrats are making a case for oil imports from places like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Nigeria.

Some of these regions are associated with unethical practices, and don’t share our Canadian values. Some regimes are unfriendly, unstable or both.

Consider the fact that imports from Mexico to the U.S. have declined by approximately 50 percent since 2012, while Venezuelan resources are becoming more uncertain. 

Leela Aheer, shadow Minister for Energy, and Wildrose MLA for Chestermere-Rockyview, maintains that there is nothing more important than finding ways to get Alberta's product to tidewater, and that the level of disappointment regarding the premier's stance on the pipeline is overwhelming. Aheer says that we need to find ways to stand up for Alberta and stand up for pipelines.

Will the NDP ever get it right when it comes to Canada’s ethical oil industry? Or will they keep arguing for unsafe transport and unethical energy sources?

Once again, their unrealistic and flighty views prove they’re not in it to win it for Canada.  

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commented 2015-10-08 12:12:23 -0400
The NDP have done nothing to destroy Alberta—that destruction is completely the resultof 44 years of Conservative back scratching and entitlement. I know that falling off that gravy train is a hard one to accept, the the Oil Cartels are no longer calling the shots in the Alberta government.
commented 2015-10-01 12:26:35 -0400
I loved the cartoon in the Calgary Herald the other day. It was a caricature of Notley and Clinton, and the caption said “foreign politicians!” That just made my day, and every time I see Hillary now, Notely’s face appears! Two peas in the same pod, and both traitors to the people!
commented 2015-09-27 12:57:38 -0400
Vlad Johnson, Re- “Folks, this is just about who is getting paid to complete Keystone. And right now, the Dems are not.”
So in the meantime, We shall continue to send Billions and Billions of dollars to the middle east. I doubt that they will be building hospitals with the proceeds.
commented 2015-09-27 10:21:03 -0400
Alex – you aren’t alone, and I still wake up, and I’m horrified at how fast they have destroyed AB. Rachel’s budget will be radical, and will be very destructive to capitalism here. If Tom wins federally, we in AB and Canada will never survive their agenda. We need to ensure PM Harper, wins another majority, or we won’t stand a chance against the onslaught of socialism.
commented 2015-09-26 18:00:13 -0400
I am still having trouble believing the NDP won. I thought Albertans understood NDP ideology.
commented 2015-09-24 21:53:40 -0400
Kenneth – not all of us lost our minds in AB, but I still can’t believe how many went completely mad. Talk about voting blindly! It just shows how truly uninformed the electorate is, and this is directly related to the mainstream media censoring the news, and writing propaganda pieces for their masters on the left.
commented 2015-09-24 15:16:02 -0400
Hillary’s disdain for America’s security and love for Middle East oil can only be music to Rachel Notley’s ears, since Notley clearly also doesn’t give a damn about either America’s or Canada’s security, and would keep us enslaved to the Middle East for oil supplies we could produce and transport right here in Canada. Two peas in a pod, both equally destructive for their own jurisdictions. At least Hillary is toast, with the FBI having found her deleted emails. As for Notley, the sooner she is turfed from office, the less damage she can do, so the sooner the better. Albertans, what a mistake you made! You split the conservative vote and allowed the most destructive politician in Canada’s history to wreck our economy. Never again!
commented 2015-09-24 13:54:52 -0400
I would bet Oblamer, Cankles, nor any enviro-nazis have read the State Departments Final Environmental Impact Statement that approved the constructional of XL and actually went further to say it would be less of an environmental impact than the existing methods of moving crude.
Vlad, if I remember correctly the final report was going to hook into existing pipeline in Steel City, NB instead of Kushing, OK. Here is the link to the State Departments final Impact Statement.
commented 2015-09-24 03:53:53 -0400
Keystone has been running since 2012. This pipeline that gets so much coverage shaves about $1-$1.5 off the cost of delivering a barrel to Kushing, Oklahoma.

Hilary is not part of the “take” for Alberta oil to Kushing and neither is Obama and so the final leg of this project is blocked.

Obama failed to onshore Petrobras oil (deep sea Brazilian) and Petrobras stock is $4 (used to be $40) and is now sucking off the Iranians with $180B for his personal kickback (offsets the House of Saud oil that Obama gets no part of either).

Folks, this is just about who is getting paid to complete Keystone. And right now, the Dems are not.

Notley is just a fringe turd and is not part of the real story.
commented 2015-09-24 01:41:36 -0400
Bravo Zulu,
The excuse from the left is that for some reason the US cannot consume oil from the oil sands. I love the way Liberals justify sending Billions of dollars to terrorists. F—-ing retarded turnips.
commented 2015-09-24 01:30:06 -0400
“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Obviously not what anti oil Notley & her cronies believe as they keep trashing a God send natural resource which makes up a big percentage of Alberta revenues Total stupidity from Notley & her cronies who are all anti oil, yet have been elected to form the gov’t & whose salaries partly come from oil revenues. Mind boggling to say the least. But, then again the CBC does the same thing as that corporation is subsidized by the gov’t that they bash on a daily basis. No appreciation or loyalty to the hand that feeds them. They should all starve & become homeless, because with Notley especially that is what she is doing to many Albertans right now.
commented 2015-09-23 23:50:28 -0400
Sure – keep filling up with mid east oil.

Every time you tank up you support terror

That alone should make people stop and think.

Waiting for the deniers to come out of the wood work now.
commented 2015-09-23 23:35:26 -0400
Charles Moulton,
Have you noticed since the topic of the election has turned to the important issues. The economy and security. There is no more feedback of any signifigance coming from the left.
commented 2015-09-23 21:35:58 -0400

Don’t like facts eh? Ya, the truth does hurt.
commented 2015-09-23 21:18:14 -0400
Obama has been in power two terms. Look at Obama’s $150,000,000,000 gift to Iran. With what Alberta is facing, Notley has nothing better to do than lie about our air quality. OUR AIR QUALITY. (Unfreakinbelievable). I disagree, stupidity at these levels trump treason.
Our air quality. I still can’t believe it.
commented 2015-09-23 20:32:55 -0400
Good – the many supposed benefits of Keystone XL have been debunked.

The 42,000 jobs for example is just temporary for a year. You know how many people will have jobs after that year? 50. Woo hoo!
commented 2015-09-23 19:40:20 -0400
Alex, it isn’t stupidity, it’s treason. To leave the USA dependent on Middle East and Venezuelan oil for years when there is a company willing to build a pipeline from Alberta to Oklahoma at its own expense is way beyond stupid. It’s treason.
commented 2015-09-23 19:24:26 -0400
It would be nice, if we cold just right click and delete idiots, like those mentioned in the article. Erase would be better, it’s permanent. Just think, no more Motley Notley, no more Wynne, good bye Obama,Dulcare, Wimp Trudeau. Well I can dream, can’t I?
commented 2015-09-23 19:20:47 -0400
The stupidity of buying oil from terrorist countries instead of harvesting Canada’s oil is off the charts. Money is like oxygen to terrorists. Way to go Obama. And now Clinton
commented 2015-09-23 18:50:29 -0400
Good article Holly.

But Notley and the Notley crew hate the entire oil and gas sector so it is a natural extension of their ideology that they hate all methods of transporting that which they clearly think should stay in the ground, so the safer method of transferring that oil is a moot point to them.

Alberta gets the significant portion of its income from an industry that the government is ideologically opposed to. Oil and gas companies are already locking down by laying off employees and reducing expenditures to a minimum. They have already been delaying applications for new projects because of this NDP government. Pipelines seem to be a minor issue at this point in time.
commented 2015-09-23 18:48:40 -0400
Kenneth I hope you’re right. Off topic, if it is proven Obama is not a natural US citizen, all his laws and policies will be void. God, please help us accomplish this
commented 2015-09-23 18:12:33 -0400
All the socialist mentioned in this article are treasonous scum against the good people of North America, which by the way are waking up to the fact that we are being duped.
commented 2015-09-23 18:09:16 -0400
Not to worry. Hillary is done like dinner. The FBI have retrieved the emails she deleted from her server…she’s done.
commented 2015-09-23 18:07:43 -0400
what a shock, another lying, putrid, money loving twerp[obama comes to mind-with his lovely pensions in hand from his billionaire buddies who are totally against oil from canada because they hate the thought of free trade- silly me we have free trade do we not?]. well thank god america are friends, then again enemies would do the same thing. interesting???