If the oil and gas industry is so bad for the environment and rising greenhouse gas emissions will contribute to catastrophic climate change, why is the U.S. so addicted to exports and building pipelines?
Aren’t they the ones pointing the finger at Canada for being environmental laggards?
In December of 2015, the nation lifted its 40 year export ban, and exports increased by seven times in three months.
That doesn’t include exports to Canada, which totalled just over 300,000 barrels per day in 2014.
The United States has built the equivalent of ten Keystone XL pipelines while figuring out whether to approve the extension. They’ve surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil and gas production with horizontal drilling techniques which have made their once inaccessible resources accessible, putting them into competitor status.
With the third largest oil reserves in the world, Canada has the potential to surpass the U.S. in production and exports but they’re not being tapped because we’re buying into the climate change and environmental fear mongering whipped up by a country that has surpassed the largest producer in the world.
By falling for the climate change ruse and allowing ourselves to be duped by a nation’s blatantly hypocritical government that clearly doesn’t have climate change and the environment in mind as they increase production and exports, Canada loses and we’re just where the United States wants us.