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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:25 pm
 


Title: Greenpeace issues legal warning to Alberta inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns
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Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2021-01-20 08:29:58
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:25 pm
 


Bring it.. see you in court


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:14 pm
 


They'll win.

The law says in any inquiry, named parties must be allowed a rebuttal. The dog and pony show didn't, so if Greenpeace is named, the government loses.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:49 am
 


Kenney's government becomes more of an embarrassment by the day.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:52 am
 


It's like they dismantled two functioning parties, and manufactured a new one for the good of Jason Kenney, not Albertans.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 pm
 


$1:
OPINION | Hey Alberta, how is it going so far?

Dear Alberta Conservatives:

Now that U.S. President Joe Biden has followed through on his promise to cancel the Keystone XL permit, I have to ask you all a simple question: How is this working?

I'm not trying to be mean about it. I understand why this province elected the UCP with historic turnout in 2019.

I get the appeal of that campaign, the lure of nostalgia that it evoked. It was a tempting fantasy, one in which Rachel Notley allied with Justin Trudeau, and Alberta's noble oil industry was beleaguered by a gaggle of environmentalists and socialists, who were conspiring to bring the province down.

I also understand why so many bought into the claim that by electing a conservative government, we could just make all of these problems go away; that Alberta would return to the glory days of 2014, or 2005, or 1994. Or 1973.

The 2019 campaign promised tax cuts that would bring the jobs back; fiscal discipline; fair deal panels that would put Ottawa in its place and highlight this province's growing, muscular sense of its own independence.

A white knight returns

Kenney promised to rescind the job-killing-carbon-tax. He promised to be a premier who would win the province glory, a white knight and returning prodigal son who would finally fight for Alberta.

He promised "war rooms" and inquiries that would finally unearth Alberta's nefarious enemies.

Somehow, this was all going to work wonders for pipeline capacity — which is why it made sense to invest $1.5 billion in taxpayer money in Keystone XL. Whoops.

Almost two years into this mandate, I have to ask: How has it been going? Is this working?

From the cheap seats, things don't look great. I've been trying to come up with one single solitary win since that election, and I can't find it. It looks to me like the UCP spun a fantasy in 2019 that it now can't make real.

And, yeah, this province has been hard hit by COVID-19, but I thought I was being generous by putting that file to the side for a moment.



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5882168


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:02 pm
 


The great decoupling has begun. Either Kennedy learns to kiss Trudeau's ass to do a last gasp gamble to keep the pipeline in which he will need to fully embrace climate change and carbon credits (highly unlikely) to try an convince Biden and Kerry to change their minds or he finally starts to realize that there needs to be a transition strategy from a carbon based economy to a sustainable one. Also unlikely as Kennedy's grasp on reality seems to be tenuous at best.

My money is he will do neither and keep up the denialism. Head in sand seem to be the mascot of modern conservative thought.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:02 pm
 


Scape Scape:
My money is he will do neither and keep up the denialism. Head in sand seem to be the mascot of modern conservative thought.


The first thing he did in office was cancel the carbon tax plan that we already had, and was the envy of many. That should be a hint.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:57 pm
 


Cancelling the carbon tax IS the entire 'climate plan' of all Conservatives.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:56 am
 


Scape Scape:
The great decoupling has begun. Either Kennedy learns to kiss Trudeau's ass to do a last gasp gamble to keep the pipeline in which he will need to fully embrace climate change and carbon credits (highly unlikely) to try an convince Biden and Kerry to change their minds or he finally starts to realize that there needs to be a transition strategy from a carbon based economy to a sustainable one. Also unlikely as Kennedy's grasp on reality seems to be tenuous at best.

My money is he will do neither and keep up the denialism. Head in sand seem to be the mascot of modern conservative thought.


Kenney hates Trudeau and would never do anything of the sort. You're correct, and his first comment on the KXL permit cancellation is proof positive he will keep his head in the sand and toss out RW rhetoric when he lifts it out of the sand:



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:38 am
 


:lol:

I saw that too. What sanctions would Kenney levy for a President to live up to this campaign promises and do what he things is right?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:27 pm
 


Alberta could pull all the installation and operating permits for American-built equipment in the O&G industry, in effect forcing the oil companies to buy made-in-AB/Canada items only for O&G service. It would be quite legal too and not violate the USMC deal - the companies could still buy American but it would be pointless because as the constitutionally-appointed regulator/manager of the AB oilpatch the province can ban those items from being put into operation. Alberta AFAIK is not a signatory to the trade deals, the feds are, and can therefore dictate what can be installed and put into use in the refineries/upgraders/pump & compressor stations/etc. This would would hurt US manufacturers but too bad for them. There's no mercy in retaliation.

This won't happen for three reasons though. One, the oil companies would freak out and Kenney always listens to them above all other concerns. Two, he's a capitalist and free-trader at heart and doing something that draconian would violate his entire ideological belief system. And, three, it's in his own cynical political interest to make it look like "it's all Trudeau's fault!", instead of his own. And it is his fault, almost entirely, for doubling down and gambling that Trump was going to win the election. Which was idiotic, to place the fate of the pipeline in a belief that a POTUS who never polled more than 50% in approval ratings even once in the last four years was going to be our saviour.

Will try to post again tomorrow. Take care, eh! :rock:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:23 pm
 


$1:
Environmental law group to challenge Alberta oil inquiry in court


An environmental law charity is to ask a judge today to shut down Alberta's inquiry into the purported foreign funding of anti-oil campaigns.

Ecojustice argues in its written submissions that the inquiry was formed for an improper purpose, which the law charity says was to intimidate those concerned about the environmental effects of oil and gas development.

The group also contends there's a reasonable apprehension of bias and that the inquiry is dealing with matters outside of Alberta's jurisdiction — arguments the provincial government disputes in its submissions.

Ecojustice executive director Devon Page has described the inquiry as a "political stunt that's not based in reality" and wants it shut down.

Lawyers for the provincial government say cabinet is entitled — and mandated — to decide what's in the public interest and what issues warrant a public inquiry.



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