Saturday, 21 September 2019

In Alberta, a shocking abuse of political power to protect the oil industry


This story is part of  Covering Climate Nowa global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story:

The Government of Alberta has created the new “Energy War Room” (with an annual budget of $30 million) to combat environmental NGOs, specifically those who have been campaigning against the oil sector. This may come as a surprise to taxpayers wondering why a billion-dollar industry needs such government-subsidized assistance in the first place. Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage provided an answer of sorts, offering the following as the higher purpose of the Energy War Room: More here.
An aerial photo apparently depicting a dump site near the Muskeg River mine,
Alberta tar sands. A "Beautiful Destruction" photo.

1 comment:

PinP said...

So much for winning the war against fake news! It's now ensconced in high places: In this case, the Premier's office of Alberta, our "friends" & neighbours to the west.