27 Oct '11, 3pm

Why Ethical Oil's Deceptive 'Women's Rights' Defense of Tar Sands is Insulting and Wrong #cdnpoli #tarsands

The first is that increasing tar sands output will not hurt the Saudi sheiks' coffers. TransCanada’s own research proves that the Keystone XL pipeline was never meant to decrease our reliance on foreign oil , just to keep Gulf Coast refineries at capacity. As global demand for oil keeps going up, a marginal shift in Canadian and US consumption will be offset by growing demand from other countries, keeping prices high and continuing to enrich the oppressive Saudi regime. Expanding the tar sands just buys Saudi Arabia a bit more time to profit before we are compelled to shift away from oil addiction towards a clean energy future - the real 'ethical' choice. This leads to the second major flaw in Ethicaloil.org’s argument: it presents the reader with a false choice . Marshall’s bait-and-switch suggests that we must make a choice between “conflict oil” and “ethical oil”. On th...

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