Canadian Government Too “Liberal” With Big Oil

“Morneau said the project is in the national interest, and proceeding will preserve jobs, reassure investors and get resources to world markets. He could not say what additional costs will be incurred to build the expansion, but suggested a toll paid by oil companies could offset the costs.”
See Liberal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B
Is this the same government that’s planning to reduce CO2 emissions? How does that happen with greater extraction, shipments and burning of petroleum??? The last time I checked, global warming was global. We can’t export the problem somewhere else. My government should be in the business of cutting back on petroleum combustion, not investing in it. I’m buying an EV that will run on renewable electrical energy. Should I do that with one hand and promote burning of oil on the other? That would be schizophrenic. I’m not.

For the greater certainty, it’s not in Canada’s interest to have the world burn more oil. We should not contribute to the burden of CO2 in the atmosphere by promoting that in any way. We have an abundance of renewable energy. We should not feed other nations’ addiction to oil.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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