Further research on Tzeporah Berman, the anti-oil activist Notley hired for the Oil Sands Advisory Panel reveals similar information and repetitive quotes she’s used to keep oil in the ground and stop pipelines but then I came across a paper written by two other anti-oilsands activists critical of her.
Their work criticizes Berman and some of her pals for making backroom deals with oil industry big wigs and taking millions of dollars worth of funding from outside sources like the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Rockefeller Brothers.
Watch as I fill you in on the details of this tangled web and show you the funding map they created to account for where all those millions of dollars are going.
ForestEthics, the Tides Foundation and Pembina Institute are all in on the deal but an interesting piece of the puzzle that emerges is oil companies like Syncrude and Suncor are funding these environmental non-governmental organizations. It’s not just anti-oil activists involved in backroom dealings.
These two anti-oil activists found it curious that Berman and others welcomed the enemy to a negotiating table. And Berman now works for the BC government on their Climate Leadership Team?
On top of the millions of dollars in funding she collects for pet projects like ForestEthics, she’s collecting double salaries in British Columbia and Alberta – all with a chance to determine how provinces will mandate oil and gas policy.
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