We saw another indication that the NDP are still anti-oil with the fracking moratorium resolution that surfaced at their recent convention in Calgary. The resolution outlined things like “serious risks to public health, precious water resources and potent greenhouse gases like methane.”
Some members actually wanted to debate completely shutting fracking down, which would be the end of the oil and gas industry in Alberta. The NDP walked away from that debate and some are suggesting that it was to appease industry.
If the Alberta NDP had their way, they'd shut the oil and gas industry down in a heartbeat. I think this because they can’t seem to get enough of consulting with and cozying up to the Pembina Institute, probably the most anti-oil and gas group in Canada next to Greenpeace.
Pembina once signed an agreement to commit to shutting down the oil sands and they’ve lobbied in Washington against Keystone XL. They've even taken foreign money from billionaire George Soros, who funds progressive initiatives that demonize fossil fuels for his own gain.
Everywhere we look, Shannon Phillips, Minister of Energy and Environment, is posing for pictures with her good buddies at the Pembina Institute.
The only difference between now and before the NDP got elected is that their protests have moved from the Legislature and the streets to the comfort of board rooms and private meetings.