So what is going to keep the oil found in the far sands from being exported? How does an environmentalist, like yourself, somehow miss the fact that
our #1 export is fuel? It would seem to me, that if we really wanted
energy independence we would stop exporting our fuel.
Why don't you protest $4.00/gal.gasoline and the harm that is doing to the
poor people of our country in causing double digit inflation of food costs?
That's something real to protest!
You're what? Did you say environmentalist? I think not. Your definition
won't hold water, sorry.
I am not familiar with this definition of environmentalist...
Since when has an oil company ever reclaimed the land and made it flourish? Give
me one example.
Re: "I am not familiar with this definition of environmentalist..."Yeah, me neither.The writer makes WAY too much common sense
to qualify as an environmentalist.These days, unfortunately, that
designation is limited to hard-left misanthropes, who are not happy unless
they're poking a finger in someone's eye.
An environmentalist with more the half a brain...how could this be? Seriously,
most leftists can't get their heads around the idea of an environmentalist
who looks like they took a bath and a shave sometime in the past 10 weeks. They
don't understand a rural citizen, who has actually seen or been in a forest
or desert, and takes an opposing position, to a urban, upper middle class
person, whose only concept of the environment, is what they read in the
greenpeace publications they receive from their mindless contributions to such
organizations. Most Leftists, who think they are environmentalists, only believe
in the promotion of increased taxes, limited access to public lands, special
rights for LGBT persons, and heavy regulations and extra heavy taxes for all
industries, even if it means large job losses. That is their real vision of
I'm not sure what an environmentalist is either. However, I think that the
argument made is valid and sensible. I don't know much about tar sands oil,
but I am quite familiar with Book Cliffs, and it appears to me it could use a
change. I'd like to see something happen there that would help the local
economy and the oil supply.
Except for the key detail that all of the arguments are based on that actually
isn't true... the idea that the US is not a net importer of oil. We
actually export more oil than we import, this was the case in 2011 for the first
time since the late 1940s.
Back when we were chanting 'drill, baby', we agreed to the idea of
cheap energy at any cost. Let's get on with it. And Dave, Syncrude, Suncor
and the other players in the Athabasca sands have whole chunks of their
organisations dedicated to reclamation, which they do quite well.
To "Demo Dave" oil companies reclaim land all the time, just because you
haven't noticed doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Here are some
examples:"Reclaiming Alberta's oil sands mines" Earth
magazine"National Geographic's Article on Canada's Oil
Sands: An Incomplete Perspective" CAPPIf you look into most
states, they have laws that require oil and mining operations to clean up the
land once they are finished in an area.