fossil fuel on the planet, but once a tanker's in international waters, there are no pesky environmental standards at all. This means that our dirty oil just got a whole lot dirtier by being shipped to China.
Rather than showing leadership on this issue, our politicians have decided to play the blame game and try to make other nations look as bad as we are.
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In this scenario, a steady stream of tanker ships loaded with dirty fuel would then make its way down narrow ocean channels surrounded by pristine coastal forests to be shipped to you guessed it China.
Canada's position on climate change, being expressed in Durban this week, is that we don't want to be forced to lower our emissions while countries like China and the United States aren't willing to do likewise.
Oh, and our northern territories and pristine coastline became exposed to the risk of an oil spill in the process.
Our federal government has subsidized tar sands extraction for many years. Money that could have been used to develop renewable energy sources has instead been used to help multinational corporations mine some of the dirtiest oil on the planet, then clamour for environmentally risky routes to deliver it to refineries.
carry Alberta's tar sands to our coast.
In Durban, we see small island nations in the Pacific advocating passionately for international agreements on climate change because they're physically getting swallowed up by the rising oceans.
Is it possible that crazy making decisions by our so called leaders have left such a bad taste in our mouths that some of us don't have the strength to watch any more, let alone vote.
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