October 26, 2018

US Democrats smear oilsands with nuisance lawsuit. Don’t count on Trudeau or Notley to defend us.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

A lawsuit filed this week in a U.S. court says ExxonMobil has dramatically underestimated the risks its oilsands assets face from efforts to reduce carbon emissions:

The lawsuit, filed after a three-year investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, charges that Exxon deliberately lowballed by $30 billion the carbon costs faced by 14 different Alberta oilsands operations it runs through its subsidiary Imperial Oil.

This isn’t a real lawsuit by investors who think Exxon did something wrong. Exxon is America's largest oil company; it is rigorously managed, scrutinized, audited, governed, controlled.

This is a political lawsuit by a bunch of attorneys general, who all want to run for governor or Senator or even president in the Democratic Party, where you each have to outdo the other for hating oil and gas.

The legal action is a civil suit arguing Exxon defrauded investors by disguising its carbon liabilities. None of its statements has been proven in court and a statement of defence has not yet been filed.

So it’s trying to force the recognition of a fairy tale — that carbon dioxide is costly and Exxon is lying when it doesn’t agree that carbon taxes are good and oil is bad.

It’s just a bunch of loser Democrat politicians abusing their taxpayers resources to file nuisance suits.

It’s a junk lawsuit.

But even if it wasn’t — where is our side?

Where’s Rachel Notley? Why isn’t she flying down to Manhattan to rebut these lies? Where is Trudeau — why isn’t he going down to the U.S., to work his magic on his Democrat friends? I mean, they both love to fly to New York or Washington at taxpayers expense.

The answer is so obvious, I can’t believe I’ve taken ten minutes to say it:

Rachel Notley and Justin Trudeau just don’t have a problem with this anti-oilsands lawsuit by their U.S Democrat friends.

I’m just wondering why Jason Kenney and Andrew Scheer are silent, too...

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commented 2018-10-28 23:36:31 -0400
The real problem, as far as America is concerned, is who organized this migration, why do these people suddenly decide to head north to the land of honey and welfare cheques? Forward, onward to the future and streets paved with gold.

Make America Brown again?….. Why not, we did it to the Indians.
commented 2018-10-28 20:07:01 -0400
Canadian Patriot commented 1 day ago

All life on earth requires carbon. 98% of household products including everything from soap to medicine, require one or more petrochemical polymers to be produced. Eliminating oil extraction would lead to the deaths of millions through disease alone. "

They mostly use natural gas condensate for feedstock purposes, since condensate tends to be a pretty simple mixture and has none of the carcinogenic polyaromatics found in bitumen, coal tar, and other types of undefinable hydrocarbon sludges.

As for energy, yes, we’re stuck with hydrocarbons for the time being for a lot of purposes, but competing technology looms large. The exponential increase in electric vehicles, in particular, threatens marginal energy sources including the oil sands.

“ron joseph commented 1 day ago
REBELATION is correct, The Rebel could use more reporters in Canada’s field, although I like Ezra holding on to his two UK experts, and Kurt is a pro in the US. "

It’s not worth it in Canada. The legal liabilities are too great for the relatively limited traction they’ve found here. Further, with Wynne gone, and soon Notley, there’s not a lot left for them to complain about. Relatively little of what’s complained about here, actually changes with political regimes but blaming Kenney for bitumen not being economically viable just isn’t as much fun and certainly doesn’t generate the clicks that blaming Notley does.
commented 2018-10-28 13:03:57 -0400
Well mayor Moon beam didn’t run after 10 years duping Vancouverites and the city elected Mayor Star Dust to replace him. We need more conservatives in municipal politics and vote for them.
Kennedy Stewart moved to Vancouver from Nova Scotia in 1989 to find work, and now he wants to make Vancouver look as dismal as Nova Scotia. AND for added bonus he “acknowledge this campaign takes place on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.”
So much for any resource extraction, export, economy or property rights .Same old same old in lotus land. New face same crap. Municipal elections are fixed.
commented 2018-10-28 12:36:05 -0400
Exactly Liza,when the going gets tough you have to take a stand,I’m just glad this isn’t on our border yet because we would get over run- no faith in this inept government.
commented 2018-10-28 12:35:50 -0400
I’m sure Justin is quite pleased with himself. He and Butts and Telford are just fine with this lawsuit. Defend Canada? This government? never.
commented 2018-10-28 12:21:20 -0400
I agree Sheldon. The U.S of A. is a pretty pathetic country if it can’t and won’t get troops and what ever else it needs to deter this invasion. It has to be stopped. A strong presence and a barrier between the people and the border control (since the immigration law still states asylum must be given if asked for in front of border control) might be all that’s necessary. Mexico could have and didn’t stop it. There was a bottle neck bridge the Mexican gov. could have blocked with troops, they didn’t. All bets are off.
commented 2018-10-28 11:57:35 -0400
commented 2018-10-28 11:47:20 -0400
Hey Ron ,a tank doesn’t have to fire a shot to be effective its physical presence is a deterrent,it can be used as moveable blockade,it can be used to shield troops if need be,besides I didn’t say anything in my post about firing a shot -that was your assumption and that’s exactly what the fake refugees might assume!! See how that works!!
commented 2018-10-28 07:41:02 -0400
Opp! I was wrong Ron Joseph.
They killed the man by firing squad instead 14 days later.
China is RUTHLESS.
I believe the Mexicans & the USA will open fire on that caravan.
And I’m not sure I’ll feel bad. Have to wait & see.
commented 2018-10-28 01:04:59 -0400
Whatever President Trump does..is for the American People..

What does the PM trudeau do for Canadian People???
commented 2018-10-28 00:21:27 -0400
As if Trump would ever even think of firing a tank on a bunch of civilians.
Think of one of the most famous photos in history where in the 80’s, a Chinese tank didn’t run over the protester laying in front of it. If the Red Chinese wouldn’t do it, the US won’t.

I don’t know how, but Trump can’t let the caravan in the US.

The OLD TESTAMENT is on Trump’s side. Very interesting 10 min. video from Dr. Turley
commented 2018-10-27 18:56:37 -0400
No protests over the 14 year oil leaks or the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?
Leftist propaganda seems to have a misguided sense of priority
commented 2018-10-27 18:22:30 -0400
I really wish that Holly were still here at the rebel to explain the oil industry politics.
commented 2018-10-27 17:31:56 -0400
Hold strong Mr Trump,I’d start rolling a few tanks up to the Mexican border and put the fear of God into these fake refugees!!!
commented 2018-10-27 13:01:24 -0400
The Americans have approved 7 pipelines to be built and the Permian Basin in Texas is hopping,all the while getting top dollar for their oil.Alberta is no different than Texas if our dumbass politicians weren’t bought out by foreign interest groups and activists we would also be hopping right now!!! Unemployment would be greatly reduced and money would be flowing again,but we get saddled with a virtue signalling pussy in Ottawa that has caused all this!! Trudummy will continue to have his ass handed to him because he’s dumb as a rock!! Sorry rocks I didn’t mean to offend you.
commented 2018-10-27 11:58:18 -0400
ROBERT GREELEY commented 11 hours ago.
I guess Trudeau and his crew will be well heated this winter..wonder if they wear parkas around their home in the winter?
No Robert. Trudeau prefers a Burka when he he is on heat..
commented 2018-10-27 10:34:03 -0400
I think all the communists live in N Y CITY and the mayor is the biggest one of all.
commented 2018-10-27 08:48:03 -0400
Ever see a birch bark canoe in an old picture. the black on the seams where the pieces of bark overlap is bitumen used to seal the canoe, It has been seeping out of the river banks for eons.
Our resources are being stolen by government and other outside governments with big money.
Opec can ship oil half way round the world burning in there engines bunker c oil the
the lowest grade. No upstream down stream carbon tax for them. 80,000 barrels a day shipped up the ST.Laurence in uncle pauls tankers flagged in a county of convenience
to avoid paying Canadian taxes. All this has a smaller carbon foot print?
Canada has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world. OPEC and the US does not like the idea of Canada using its own oil.
we may stop sending billions of dollars and jobs to the US and opric.

If we built two pipe lines one to Manitoba deep water port and one to the East coast
the revenue alone would take care of our most vulnerable people and bring in billions in jobs. Get us off the US- OPEC teat.
commented 2018-10-27 00:49:04 -0400
That one is for you trudeau lovers out there..
commented 2018-10-27 00:48:13 -0400
commented 2018-10-27 00:32:25 -0400
I guess trudeau and his crew will be well heated this winter..wonder if they wear parkas around their home in the winter?
commented 2018-10-27 00:26:50 -0400
Well. Saudi Oil…. Is cheap even if the barrel is so expensive because of the minimal tariffs we demand from Saudi Arabia.
That same oil that’s delivered to the USA then shipped to Canada is a whole other ball game for the tax collectors up here.
We don’t want refineries up here according to the Left because it means they loose out on the sale price of the USA trade agreements.
Easy money to have the USA as the middle man on imported oil.
Scheer and the rest of the scoundrels will tax any foreign investors a king’s ransom as to not miss out on the price of tariffs.
Rot in hell. Its a “let them eat cake” argument.
Thanks for nothing.
Thanks for telling it like it is Ezra.
commented 2018-10-27 00:03:41 -0400
What is the tariff on imported oil compared to a carbon tax?
commented 2018-10-26 23:20:51 -0400
This is a quote..

“The issue here is not “fighting.” Most of us know and accept the fact that a fight is coming whether we like it or not. I say by all means, let’s fight, but fighting is not enough. If we fight, we must fight TO WIN, and this requires fighting smart.

On the other side of the coin, the weak handed and weak hearted will argue that fighting in any respect is “useless” or “immoral” and will result in failure. This is the pacifist camp, which never produces much in the way of practical solutions. There are very useful and peaceful methods for non-participation and nullification, most of which I am happy to promote. That said, non-participation is only part of the battle. If you are dealing with a psychopathic adversary (which we are), ultimately that adversary will use overt violence to stop you from nullifying their authority. If you are not willing to use active self defense against true evil based on some deluded Gandhi complex, then you and the historical memory of you will be erased. It is perfectly possible for a person to fight in self defense while maintaining his core principles.

If you fight, then there is a chance. If you do not fight, then failure is guaranteed. The “odds” are irrelevant. How you fight (fighting smart) is the only matter of importance."
commented 2018-10-26 22:58:46 -0400
REBELATION is correct, The Rebel could use more reporters in Canada’s field, although I like Ezra holding on to his two UK experts, and Kurt is a pro in the US.

I miss Wilson in BC, (although only part-time is necessary) and would like to see PART-TIME coverage in Sask.-Man., and Atlantic Canada.

A logical plan would be to TEAM-UP with a Company like the Can. Taxpayers Federation, and share some costs of these Reporters in the above mentioned areas
where full-time people aren’t warranted.

Ontario, David Menzies is a star, but the Province has so much happening that a Political Reporter would be kept busy. I now like Stephen LeDrew now that his Liberal hand-cuffs are off. Watch this short clip to see how he has improved.

Quebec—If Eric Duhaime isn’t available, don’t know!!
commented 2018-10-26 22:30:56 -0400
Natural gas and oil surface naturally everyday wherever there are naturally occurring deposits. It’s called “Seepage”. Bitumen extraction from sandy soil actually improves the surrounding ecosystem where seepage occours. When oil and gas surface anyway…we might as well use it for energy.

All life on earth requires carbon. 98% of household products including everything from soap to medicine, require one or more petrochemical polymers to be produced. Eliminating oil extraction would lead to the deaths of millions through disease alone.

These greedy politicians will find a way to tax oxygen, nitrogen and sunlight next…

10,000 gallons of crude oil seep naturally into Santa Barbara channel daily: (2 minutes) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-RuaqCZIEGQ