WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled draft climate change legislation to slash America's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, setting the stage for a protracted and intense political debate in Washington that has potentially major consequences for Canada's energy industry.
Hey, us friendly Albertans can help with that 20% thingy you Democrats are worried about, we stop the oil...presto magic, 20% reduction by 2009, 11 years early! We will even throw in the 1606 dead bodies of ducks, the only casualties from 20 years of oil sands production. Cap and trade those potentially major consequences for the US.
But our own home grown eco-friendly pals, think Obama is on the right track.
Matthew Bramley, director of the climate change program at the Alberta-based Pembina Institute, praised the U.S. draft legislation.
The low-carbon fuel standard "reinforces the message that business-as-usual levels of pollution from Alberta's oilsands cannot continue," Bramley said.
Speaking of business-as-usual Bramley buddy, just what is the Pembina Institute up to these days? You wouldn't be so craven and unprincipled as selling your souls to companies to make a buck now would you? Say it isn't so! You have gone over to the side of the nasty capitalists haven't you?
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Have you told your eco-buddies that you are taking money from capitalists? That you support carbon sequestration technology? How two faced can you be, slagging Alberta oil sands in one breath, and taking money from Alberta taxpayers in the next. That is not going to sit very well with your fellow earth travelers, or has that been the plan all along? Making money.
I guess you and your team of MBA's and engineers have to make money somehow, pay off those university loans, and buy those fancy cars.
You're just going to clean up all that pollution now aren't you? Yes, you can! HA.
What a scam, look at the program they sell. It's special, and I imagine very costly.
I took that stuff in university too, maybe I should start a eco-company so I can grab some of that 3 BILLION that is going to go into carbon capture. Try going out this summer and planting a few trees, that will capture carbon, and it sure as heck won't cost 3 billion taxpayer dollars.
I am sick and tired of the eco-nuts yapping about CO2 as pollution and how we should turn off our lights for an hour. Meanwhile they are making BIG bucks off of those capitalists they supposedly hate by selling them garbage that a first year organizational behaviour student could do as a term paper.
Why do corporations give in to these supposed environmentalists? Because it's a small price to pay to appear like they are doing something for the environment. Meanwhile our health care system is falling down around us. That 3 billion could go a long way to helping people who are really sick, and eco-nut does not qualify!