Having lost out on the Keystone XL deal, the Harper government now wants to run a pipeline west through the Rockies to make good on a threat to ship toxic tar sands oil to China. Aboriginal leaders, however, say that’s not going to happen.
Meanwhile, it turns out that the Harper government has been secretly backed by the Conservative government of David Cameron in tar sands development. Everywhere politicians on the right appear determined to develop fossil fuels for short term corporate gain, whatever the long term cost to the environment. That determination is increasing fatal in its consequences.
Finally, proving that he is a pulled-wool Republican after all, presidential candidate Jon Huntsman backflips and sticks the landing with marble-mouthed equivocation on global warming.