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Green Groups try to Counter Premier’s Tar Sands PR

Posted by mhudema on June 29, 2008

Environmental Groups Reach Out to Governors on Truth of Canada’s Dirty Tar
Ad targets global warming emissions, toxic tailings lakes

(Toronto, ON; Washington, DC) One week after U.S. mayors expressed concern about the environmental impacts of the tar sands, U.S. and Canadian organizations are reaching out to Governors to debunk the green tar sands spin coming from Canada at the Western Governors’ Association meeting in Wyoming which starts tomorrow and runs until July 1. The groups are asking Premier Ed Stelmach of Alberta and Premier Brad Wall of Saskatchewan, who will also be at the meeting, for action to clean up the tar sands.

“The meeting is focusing on the themes of global warming and wildlife corridors,” said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Governors need to know that the tar sands are Canada’s fastest growing source of global warming pollution and that the tar sands toxic tailings ponds are right in the migration corridor of many of North America’s birds.”

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Greenpeace’s Hidden Agenda – They want to save the environment

Posted by mhudema on June 27, 2008

Fri, June 27, 2008
Stelmach complains of environmentalist ‘hidden agenda’

Says some are targeting the provincial economy

By JEREMY LOOME, LEGISLATURE BUREAU

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Premier Ed Stelmach launched into a scathing attack against Alberta’s environmental critics today, saying some may have ulterior motives to attack the provincial economy.

His opponents on the issue immediately responded that Stelmach was fear mongering.

The suggestion came at a news conference to kick off Stelmach’s trip to the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting in Jackson Wyoming this Sunday, at which he’ll pitch Alberta’s environmental plan.

Asked for his view of Federal Liberal Leader Stephane Dion’s “green shift” carbon tax, Stelmach said Dion’s notion that Alberta and Saskatchewan contribute 40% of Canada’s greenhouse gases and should pay more are ridiculous and based on outlandish statistics.

He also lashed out at a Greenpeace spoof of the Travel Alberta website, called Travellingalberta.com, which uses images of environmental degradation by industry to criticize his government’s direction, calling it disgusting.

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