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Irony and oil pipelines


I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about the latest ad campaign on behalf of the Enbridge pipeline.

“EthicalOil.org” Now there’s irony. I guess it’s ethical to take millions of gallons of fresh water from the Athabasca River, and render it toxic forever in order to extract bitumen from the boreal forest. I guess it’s ethical to dump this toxic soup in containment ponds, so big they can be seen from outer space. I guess it’s ethical not to test the Athabasca river downstream to see if the water is contaminated until forced to by public opinion. I guess it’s ethical to run the local doctor who was investigating strange cases of cancer in the Dene people living downstream of the tar sands, right out of the province.

Ourdecision.ca. Another irony. Yes we are going to have an environmental review into the northern gateway pipeline. But do we really have a choice about whether it’s going through or not? Who’s decision is this to put a pipeline across Northern BC and invite Oil Supertankers to ply BC’s coastal waters? I suppose it was those “ethical” oil companies and our “ethical” Prime Minister.

We don’t have a choice. This pipeline will get rammed down our throats, because those ethical oil companies and the ethical government of communist China want it.  The environmental review is just a show. The one meaningful choice we have right now is to let Prime Minister Harper and Premier Clark know loud and clear, what we really feel about their twisted ethics.

Charles Justice

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