21 Jul '11, 1pm

Tar sands "responsible and sustainable"? Isn't that an oxymoron? #tarsandsCA

Canada’s international reputation suffered another blow with the short-sighted endorsement by its energy ministers of continued expansion of the tar sands oil industry. This “non-strategy” from Canada’s energy ministers shows how out of step Canada is with the United States – a country that should be a marketplace for Canadian clean energy as it works to implement President Obama’s new Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future . The outcome of this week’s meeting of federal and provincial energy ministers shows just how much Canada has changed from the days where it was a leader in fighting climate change internationally. Now, it is falling behind countries such as Germany and China who are investing millions in clean energy solutions in order to shore up an industry that will devastate its Boreal forest, critical freshwater resources, the health and safety of people throughout...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/irresponsib...

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