Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Bully Puts the Pressure On . . . .

According to an article on CBC News this morning, the US wants Canada to increase it's oil sands production in Alberta by five times. So, what's good for oil company profits in the US is horrible to the environment in Canada and elsewhere around the globe. No surprise here, eh? I'm sure mr. harper's "special relationship" with bushco had nothing to do with this . . . . .

U.S. urges 'fivefold expansion' in Alberta oilsands production

Last Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2007 | 6:31 AM ET

The U.S. wants Canada to dramatically expand its oil exports from the Alberta oilsands, a move that could have major implications on the environment.

U.S.and Canadian oil executives and government officials met for a two-day oil summit in Houston in January 2006 and made plans for a "fivefold expansion" in oilsands production in a relatively "short time span," according to minutes of the meeting obtained by the CBC's French-language network, Radio-Canada.

You can read the whole article here.

This should give Stephane Dion and Jack Layton something to ask mr. harper about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What America wants, America gets, eh?

Not surprising that the US will put pressure on Canada - It's done all the time.