Saturday, 28 March 2020
Espionage in Canada-Committee report on Canadian Intelligence Recommendations 2019 - Spies i...
The Tar Sands Campaign was supposedly organized and funded by shadowy US charities like the Tides Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers ( who are top elitist- Illuminati ) Foundation, possibly to force Canadian oil producers to continue selling cheap oil to American refineries, a form of “economic protectionism,”
In 2008 the tar sands of Alberta posed a serious threat to the climate in that they were the third largest oil reserve in the world, and would require the destruction of a native boreal forest the size of Florida. The “oil” or bitumen that would be produced from the tar sands was determined by experts to be among the most carbon intensive in the world. The oil industry in Canada projected massive expansion of the tar sands from under two to over six to eight million barrels a day.
CEI joined with dozens of Canadian advocacy groups already working against tar sands expansion and helped bring additional support to the campaign from groups in Europe and the United States who were fighting oil issues in their countries. We also advised foundations in Europe and the U.S. that were already dedicated to slowing the production of oil worldwide on how best to address this emerging new threat to climate.
The resulting campaign successfully educated citizens about the harmful impact of tar sands expansion to our climate, native forests, and First Nations’ sovereignty. It drew attention to the excessive political power the oil industry in Canada and the U.S. exercised over federal and some provincial and state governments. Together we successfully persuaded President Obama to block the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and publicly declare that to avoid catastrophic climate change, some oil must stay in the ground. He also took other policy actions to reduce U.S. oil production like limiting oil leases on U.S. public lands, the Arctic and coastal Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the Gulf.
Tar Sands Campaign jump started the climate movement in the U.S. and played a role in helping unseat the Conservative Party in Alberta and nationally.