Fake Greens, Big Oil, and suffering Ontario: will the hicks mobilize?

by Steve Aplin Canadian Energy Issues

Excerpt: The “greens” are actively colluding in expanding the market for natural gas in Ontario. They make a big deal out of complaining about the skyrocketing greenhouse gas emissions from the Alberta oil sands. The number one source of oil sands GHGs is natural gas, which is used in steaming bitumen out of sand as well as in manufacturing the hydrogen that lightens the heavy crude. But the very same phony Greens who pretend to oppose oil sands GHGS fully support using the very same GHG-emitting substance in Ontario.

The Green-Gas cabal has done an amazing job of persuading the current Ontario government that they are a significant political constituency whose policy demands must be heeded. But this cabal is not a significant constituency. It is simply a group of rich and well connected people blessed with huge PR funds and expertise. The Green Act is their crowning achievement: it is the product of a determined, well-funded multi-year PR campaign. Through the FIT rates enshrined in the Green Act, they have gotten the government to force us rate-payers to pay for their PR campaign. They have fooled the province of Ontario like we are a bunch of hicks.  Read article here

3 thoughts on “Fake Greens, Big Oil, and suffering Ontario: will the hicks mobilize?

  1. What’s worse, is that the Australians have proved conclusively that we do NOT need the wind turbines… They have another means of reducing climate change…
    http://bunyipitude.blogspot.com/2011/07/gone-to-dogs.html

    OUR government has a website that urges Australians to save the planet from the carbon curse by, amongst other things, sleeping with our dogs — an inanity the Silly reports without comment until the last paragraph, when it passes on the information that “opposition climate change spokesman, Greg Hunt, branded the government’s advice farcical.”

    How could we lose by adopting this solution. Dog lovers unite — save the planet! 🙂 Kill the turbines 🙁

  2. Through the FIT rates enshrined in the Green Act, they have gotten the government to force us rate-payers to pay for their PR campaign. They have fooled the province of Ontario like we are a bunch of hicks.

    I believe – this is an excellent article.
    Citizens should take notice.

    “bunch of hicks” –
    Speaking for myself, and you can agree or disagree –
    there seem to be a bunch of them on local councils –
    across Ontario.
    It’s pathetic – to hear some of the debates.
    It’s safe to assume: some of these councillors get up in the morning,
    and take a stupid pill.
    They are completely uninformed – waiting for some direction.

    Yet – citizens are on their knees.

    It’s completely insulting.

    • One of my favourite Stephen Harper quotes:

      “It’ll be a lot harder for the Liberals to run their campaign of fear. In fact, they’ll have troubling explaining why it was that the [Prince Edward] Island didn’t actually sink into the Gulf of St. Lawrence after all.” (Stephen Harper, speech to the PEI PC Party, April 28, 2006)

      Every time I read it – I burst out laughing.

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