Peter Foster has a great piece on environmentostalinism. More attacks on the oil sands. The greenies hate the oil sands because there are hundreds of years worth of energy and growth locked in the oil sands. greenies only love energy source whch will restore the western world to the 1850's. After all they admire cuba.
The Rethink campaign peddles the lie that the oilsands are destroying an area the size of England, which confutes the total size of the deposits with the much smaller area being mined (and which has to be reclaimed). It ignores the fact that most future extraction will take place via in situ methods, that is, underground. It also regurgitates spurious claims about local pollution and sickness, and implies that the industry is virtually unregulated.
The campaign is masterminded by an organization called Corporate Ethics International, CEI, which is the brainchild of one Michael Marx, a name almost too ironic to be true, since Mr. Marx spouts much anti-capitalist claptrap. Mr. Marx believes that the U.S. is a corporate plutocracy, and that CEI’s mission is “to bring corporations back in service to and under the control of the citizenry.” Although only, presumably, if the citizenry happens to think the same way as Mr. Marx.
Mr. Marx was previously an executive of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), another peddler of environmental whoppers. Not surprisingly, RAN is part of this campaign, along with the shakedown artists ForestEthics, the anti-everything Polaris Institute, and Friends of the Earth, who have rarely betrayed themselves to be Friends of Man.
I love this last line:
If The Communist Manifesto were to be issued today, it would be called The Green Manifesto, dominated by the environment, and appear on a website with a link to PayPal. Workers of the World donate!