11 Jan '12, 10pm

Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment

Northern Gateway is about profits versus environment

The "ethical oil" argument is so absurd as to be hardly worth mentioning, but it's one the government has latched onto. Oil can't be ethical or unethical. People, and by extension the companies they own and operate or the governments they represent, can behave in ethical or unethical ways, but a product can't. The Northern Gateway project, and much of the recent and pending tar sands expansion, will help companies owned by the government of China dig up the bitumen and send it there for refining and use. The ethical oil folks admit that China is a police state , so why do they support selling them our industry and resources? Canadian tar sands companies also do business in the countries tagged by the ethical oil folks as being unethical — often in partnership with state-owned companies. The anti-American conspiracy theories are even more absurd. Saying that opposition to t...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2012/01/...

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