Another Way To Save The Polar Bears
Michael Buyers gives us another nugget of NDP wisdom…
Shut down the oilsands, NDP candidate urges Tim Lai, Canwest News Service
VANCOUVER - Saying climate change may result in his two sons never seeing polar bears in the wild, a star NDP candidate from British Columbia called Thursday for the shutdown of Alberta’s tarsands.
“We have to do something to address the climate change crisis, we need to do so now,” said Michael Byers, the New Democrat hopeful in the key battleground riding of Vancouver Centre.
“We need to go after the big polluters, we need to shut the tarsands down.”
Green candidate Adriane Carr said she was shocked.
“I thought, ‘He hasn’t checked with Jack,’” said Carr. “Maybe Mr. Byers is running for the wrong party.”
NDP Leader Jack Layton said early in the campaign, his party would introduce a moratorium on expansion of the tarsands, something Byers also supports, but Layton did not call for existing projects to be shut down.
“All three opposition parties are committed to a result that would mathematically entail the shutting down of the tarsands,” Byers said.
Why is it that all three of the hopeless parties are attacking the oil sands this week?
Great idea - let’s buy oil from the Saudis instead.
To get a perspective on this demand, consider that Canada’s oil reserves in 2006 comprised 4.9 billion barrels of conventional oil, and approximately 173 billion barrels in oilsands deposits.
At $70/barrel this translates to a bit over 12 trillion dollars.
I am really starting to believe they want to bankrupt Canada as a way to “save” the environment.
It's hurting the whole enviro movement.