It seems that Alberta fears the Harper Conservatives may throw them to the wolves at the UN climate summit underway in Copenhagen. Concerned enough anyway that Special Ed Stelmach has dispatched his own EnviroMin, Rob Renner, to Copenhagen to spread the news about Alberta's wondrous Athabasca Tar Sands.
"I'm going to Copenhagen as a proud Albertan," he said. "Protesters and those who posture will use the grand stage at Copenhagen to launch low blows at our province.
"However, Alberta can hold its head high as a responsible major global energy producer already acting to make real greenhouse gas reductions."
Mr. Renner said Alberta shouldn't receive "any kind of special concessions" in Copenhagen, but neither should it be "singled out" over oil and gas activity in other jurisdictions such as Venezuela and California.
I don't think Mr. Renner needs to worry about Albertga getting "any kind of special concessions" in Copenhagen. There's about as much chance of that as there is of him convincing anyone that Athabasca is climate change friendly.