Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Harpies Balk at Implementing U.S. Emissions Cuts

If you want to know what a lying dirtbag looks like, take a gander at the mug of Stephen Harper or John Baird.

The lie is that they're just waiting for American action to curb carbon emissions so Canada can do the same.  They're not and they won't. 

In January new rules come into effect south of the border to curb GHG emissions of big polluters.   The Harper government has decided Canada needs something much better than that, something far more comprehensive than a dumb American policy that, if applied in Canada, would directly target the Athabasca Tar Sands.

So just go home and sit and wait for "something much better" or, better yet, just forget about it entirely.  Lying bastards.


LMA said...

Hear, hear! Yet another environmental black mark for Canada. How much more of this are we willing to take people?

The Mound of Sound said...

How much more? Unfortunately, the answer is probably an awful lot. I've lost faith in the Liberals to be much better than the Harper Cons on this. They make a bit of noise but even that seems to be greenwash.

Beijing York said...

Not surprised but still... We were once respected internationally.

Bev said...

It's black comedy. You can't get much more absurd than these clowns.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this in the news today.

The Mound of Sound said...

It is indeed a dark farce but, with the current crop of geldings heading the opposition, Harper knows he can get away with it.

Much as I condemn this fraud from Harper's crew I'm far angrier at the Libs and their cowardice.

LMA said...

I share that anger MoS. Think back to last October when the Libs voted with the Cons to send Bill C 311 back to committee, at a time when it had a chance of passing the Senate. That chance was lost, and the snap vote for which the Libs were ill prepared, finally killed the Bill. The expansion of the Tar Sands is underway, we now have no emissions targets, weakened federal environmental regulations thanks to the dumpster budget which the Libs supported, and no plans to adapt to the coming climate changes.

Are the opposition parties going to react to this latest cop out from the Cons? Is anyone going to put forth an alternate vision and policies, or are we all supposed to just give up and accept our fate?

In the next couple of decades, we are facing warming, drought, water shortages, food shortages, deforestation and loss of habitat, massive extinctions, and Canada has no plan except to expand the Tar Sands and our fossil fuel consumption? We are being betrayed by both the Cons and Libs and I for one can hardly wait for the next election.