Now Northern Gateway has been approved by the federal government, it’s time to turn the page and wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama’s supporters come from several interest groups, and the environmentalist movement is one of the largest. It contributed millions of dollars to his campaign, with the understanding Obama would “consider” its agenda.
Meanwhile, foreign forces have been funding environmental organizations in Canada for years, with the purpose of stopping Canadian oil from flowing to the world. Canada’s oil reserves are estimated to be larger than all those of the Middle East. Therefore, it is in the best interest of OPEC countries that Canada not extract or export its oil.
OPEC dictates oil prices worldwide. Its best allies are well-intentioned environmental troublemakers, who are naive and easily indoctrinated. That is why the international community has demonized the oilsands.
As an example, Rev. Desmond Tutu went to Alberta to lecture Canadians about the oilsands. Who does he think he is? Ironically, you would expect a social rights activist like him, an ordained minister, to fight the persecution of Christians and torture of women in oil-exporting countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran.
Why don’t people lecture Arab countries about their oil money? Simple: it is easier, more comfortable, safer and trendier to lecture Canadians. A lot of money has been funnelled from the Middle East to the U.S. to pressure Obama to stop the XL pipeline. The pipeline would end U.S. dependence on oil from dictatorships. Oil prices would drop, cutting in half the revenue of countries that threaten the West with terrorism.
Not surprisingly, last week we learned Russia was fueling money to American environmental organizations, too. So, in a nutshell, countries that hate America and are trying to destroy it are indirectly dictating America’s policies.
In Canada, our government is not beholden to such groups. However, enough money is pumped into environmental activism to create trouble, cause delays and stir up opposition to the extraction and distribution of our oil.
Those who are pushing against the pipeline should realize supply is only there to meet demand. If they have an issue with the use of oil, they should be the first to stop driving their cars, heating their homes, using air travel or any oil-based product.
Not so easy, eh?