April 09, 2017

Killing Keystone by proxy: Liberals hire anti-pipeline activists to do their dirty work

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Canada’s Natural Resource Minister, Jim Carr, doesn’t seem to want to see the Keystone XL pipeline built judging by comments he made in a CBC interview so it appears our government is just another road block in getting the pipeline up and running, but there’s more.

Not only won’t the Liberals lobby for Keystone but both they and the Alberta NDP have stacked their review panels with anti-Keystone XL activists.

Environmental Defence has publicly stated they’re against Keystone XL yet their Executive Director Tim Gray was hired on a panel by the Alberta NDP government to make decisions regarding the oil industry.

Friends of the Greenbelt gave Environmental Defence $150K back in September of 2015 and lawyer Rod Northey is a former chair of that foundation.

Why is he important? Well, the Liberals took a page out of the NDP’s playbook and hired their activist pal to sit on a panel that will, they claim, improve the National Energy Board’s environmental review process, and the NEB is a body that helps in decision making on energy projects in Canada.

Other countries filling our market space will be light years ahead of us before pipelines like TransMountain are even built. We have one client in the U.S. that’s become our competitor.

Without the immediate go ahead on these projects, the nail is in the coffin and the Canadian oil and gas industry is dead.

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commented 2017-04-11 11:49:50 -0400
@ Earl Richards . . . . Oil Sands & Bakken oil has been riding Warren Buffett’s Railroad from North Dakota for almost a decade now . . . there have been multiple spills, which the media and the Enviro-loons completely ignored. Pipelines are 1000 times safer than railroads. And you say ? ? ?

Canada is well on it’s way to “France” now . . .
the majority of Canadians prefer incompetence, free stuff and debt.
commented 2017-04-11 01:31:15 -0400
When Trudeau picked his cabinet, matching people with portfolios in which they had some knowledge & experience wasn’t important to him in the least bit, what was important was equal gender & no later than a year he had to do some shuffling. That showed how incompetent Trudeau is in so many areas of the gov’t.
Elton Braun, as absurd as how it sounds, you are dead right. When it comes to the oil industry, both Notley & Trudeau should have to do penance for their path of destruction. They are both against it & what better way to destroy it than to fill your boards with anti people & then you can just blame them if it all falls apart. Hope there’s still something to salvage before the next election in both cases.
commented 2017-04-10 19:23:20 -0400
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commented 2017-04-10 16:09:19 -0400
Keystone is dead, get over it!

Diversify the economy, and move on!

Resources are way too 19th century
commented 2017-04-10 15:44:02 -0400
Junior will let the enviromental activists block the pipeline and then just shrug his shoulders. It worked for Obama in Dakota until Trump came along.
commented 2017-04-10 14:54:24 -0400
regan jonny Good comment.
Earl Richards is obviously not a technical person and know absolutely nothing about pipeline science. Like many, even in Western Canada he mistakenly relies on the lies and hysterical PR from the radical environmental agenda….
commented 2017-04-10 13:41:44 -0400
Indeed Sally; with libs and dippers nobody is actually qualified to do the job. It’s like going to your mechanic to get your teeth fixed and buying car tires at the dentist. And if it comes down to your kids’ indoctrination, er, education, maybe get a pedo to help out with the curriculum.
commented 2017-04-10 13:26:58 -0400
Liberals just hoping Canadians will be to stoned to know how fucked up the economy will get.Sooner or latter someone has to pay for the morons at the wheel.Pot what a great reason to vote Liberal.IDIOTS
commented 2017-04-10 12:28:54 -0400
Bill Elder right on as usual. Regan Jonny triple carbon tax for OPEC oil send the money to Alberta.
How about an bombardment of powdered fine pork across all of Canada.
commented 2017-04-10 11:35:08 -0400
This is my last comment! I also read our Canadian Energy Minister Mr. Jim Carr was a musician, an oboe player in theWinnipeg Symphony Orchestra. What a magnificent achievement to be sure! However, I would bet that most oil & gas workers have never been to the symphony. Point I am making I guess, is what in the world does Jim Carr know about the oil and gas sector? Should we not have a minister of energy for our great country with an oil and gas or science background?
commented 2017-04-10 11:26:13 -0400
Looks to me like standard Librano operating procedure. Predetermine the outcome then lie, cheat, steal, and payoff whomever to get the desired results, all the while claiming to be open, transparent, and consulting with Canadians.
commented 2017-04-10 11:12:42 -0400
I have also read that our Canadian Energy Minister Jim Carr was an editorial writer and columnist for the CBC radio……. that may explain why he does not seem to care about the Alberta oil & gas industry.
commented 2017-04-10 11:08:28 -0400
Space Moose, I have a suggestion for Jim Carr. Ask him to kindly step back and let someone else assume the role of Canadas’ Energy Minister if he is not “up” to lobbying the US for KXL, or dealing with Denis Codere so that Energy East can get going asap.
commented 2017-04-10 11:04:36 -0400
Earl Richards aka Jack Carter? Aka Jack Cloverdale? Aka resident troll by another name?
Thanks Holly, 2019 cannot come fast enough for the federal election to evict the economy killing Libs. 2020 may be the year we finally put this NDP nightmare behind us!
Peter Netterville, great post!
commented 2017-04-10 10:39:42 -0400
To those trying to convince Earl Richards that pipelines are not as he claims, don’t bother. People like him have their minds firmly clamped shut and are not persuadable to facts.

Worse yet, people like Earl enjoy the full use of oil in all its’ facets. The word hypocrite comes to mind.
commented 2017-04-10 10:32:42 -0400
Lloyd Nolan No opec oil in western Canada, and I know not everyone supports opec oil in the east but financial pain is the only way they will learn, ONT AND QUE make them pay for the blood oil they love so much
commented 2017-04-10 09:29:39 -0400
SPACEMOOSE , yes , after running into Jim Carr , put it in reverse ,and drive over him again , and then if he’s still conscience , tell him what REGAN JONNY just said – " we Canadians demand a triple carbon tax on imported opec oil , and make us Canadians who use it , which is every body , pay for it !
commented 2017-04-10 08:12:52 -0400
Space Moose YES TELL JIM CARR WE CANADIANS DEMAND A TRIPLE CARBON TAX ON IMPORTED OPEC OIL MAKE THOSE WHO USE IT PAY FOR IT.
commented 2017-04-10 08:11:05 -0400
Earl Richards How will the oil get down into the aquifer, Will they drill wells and pump it in ? Your comments prove you know nothing about energy, Just how deep do you think pipelines are buried earl , You could not sound more idiotic if you tried
commented 2017-04-10 04:30:44 -0400
I might be running into Jim Carr in a few days. Anybody have any suggestions as to what I should say to him?
commented 2017-04-10 02:11:05 -0400
Cut the social welfare, the pensions, the child benefits, the free health care, and the free education and do it fast. I am tired of paying taxes upon taxes that benefit those leftists liberals and socialists who do nothing of their lives and want the government to take charge of everything. Enough. They want to see what socialism looks like, let them enjoy it. And after that, let’s see if they will still welcome refugees and migrants by the thousands every year and still vote for the liberals nuts.
commented 2017-04-10 01:53:58 -0400
Bill Elder; I agree. Since the election I’ve been saying that the only way Canadians will wake up is when it hits them deep enough in the pocket book. And just wait til there’s no more welfare cheque from Alberta for Quebec to give to Bombardier and friends. That might just start to raise a few eyebrows.
commented 2017-04-10 01:07:39 -0400
That was great, Holly. A sad truth there.
commented 2017-04-10 00:11:42 -0400
Shouldn’t energy boards be filled with experts in the field of say, energy? This is common sense. These people are destroyers like all progressives.
commented 2017-04-09 23:35:16 -0400
Rod - Remember the Kalamazoo. To understand the destructiveness of a toxic, tar sands spill, Google and read, “Michigan oil spill effects could be repeated ere,” by Michelle Barlond-Smith.
commented 2017-04-09 22:47:48 -0400
ah who gives a rats ass
commented 2017-04-09 21:58:11 -0400
To Bill Elder. Amen brother,amen.You said it all in a nutshell.
commented 2017-04-09 21:57:02 -0400
Earl Richards
Hysterical lies and bullshit from the radical environmental agenda…..even in the unlikely event of a leak in the XL line, the result would be minimal and there would be no lasting effects to the aquifer.
commented 2017-04-09 21:51:36 -0400
Trudeau and Notley are looking for revenge against the Trump administration for cutting back the EPA and abandoning carbon tax schemes. The stalling and “concern” by these scam review panels will read something like this:
“We have environmental concerns with KXL that are not shared by the new US gov’t of Donald Trump”.
Mark my words.
commented 2017-04-09 21:39:42 -0400
The Keystone XL pipeline has to be stopped, because a toxic, tar sands spill down into the Ogallala aquifer will poison the drinking water for millions, which is worse than a weapon of mass destruction, and will destroy the agriculture of the Great Plains states.
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