Shooting the Messenger: Tracing Canada's Anti-Enviro Movement - 2015-05-14

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F0.png Shooting the Messenger: Tracing Canada's Anti-Enviro Movement May 14, 2015, Donald Gutstein, The Narwhal

Given the dismal reputation of the oilsands, the government had three options: (a) clean them up by bringing in environmental legislation; (b) discredit the people creating the negative image; or (c) set up front groups to promote the industry, however dirty it may be.

In his discussion with Jacobson, Prentice suggested he would do (a): "impose new rules on oil sands." But he never did. The federal government — which has promised to deliver oil and gas regulations since 2007 — offered no help.

Instead Prentice, along with the government of Alberta, got to work changing the oilsands' image. The campaign began behind-the-scenes with intensive international lobbying focused on fighting the European Union's proposed 'dirty' label for Albertan crude.

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{{cite news | first = Donald | last = Gutstein | title = Shooting the Messenger: Tracing Canada's Anti-Enviro Movement | url = https://thenarwhal.ca/shooting-messenger-tracing-canada-s-anti-enviro-movement/ | work = The Narwhal | date = May 14, 2015 | accessdate = November 1, 2019 }}