|Alaska Dispatch by Alex DeMarban. Gov.-elect Bill Walker (NGP Photo) on Monday began the thorny task of meeting with officials from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., an entity he targeted during his campaign as ripe for cuts, with its high salaries and the state's dueling gas pipeline projects.|
Commentary. We have long respected the objective reporting and wise commentary that the Calgary Herald provides its fortunate readers. Today, Editorial Board writer, David Marsden , provides a concise, common sense, pipeline perspective. In it, he reveals the harmful and illogical pipeline agendas embraced by leftist U.S. and Canadian leaders. Kudos, Mr. Marsden, your work is another feather in the cap of responsible editorial policy. -dh
Calgary Herald, by David Marsen. … common sense is apparently lost on U.S. President Barack Obama, who has been told repeatedly by his officials that the Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t increase greenhouse gas emissions in any sizable way. After dithering for six years, it has become evident that politics, not legitimate concern for the environment, is behind Obama’s refusal to green light the pipeline, which ….
Canadians have no choice but to accept Obama’s fuzzy thinking, but sadly, the leaders of Ontario and Quebec have adopted the same approach…. Such talk has gained favour in British Columbia too, where opponents of construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline and expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline have dwelled on climate change. They choose to ignore the fact that pipeline companies aren’t the biggest consumers of fuel — the real culprits are moms and dads who insist on filling up their cars each week so they can get to work, drop the kids off at school and go on holiday from time to time (Our emphasis added).