Saving the Planet
Yesterday the CBC reported some results from Environment Canada regarding "facility" emissions. Thanks probably to the economic meltdown and mill, factory and other closures all provinces, except British Columbia had reduced GHG emissions from industry. In spite of the fact that most sawmills, pulpmills and other industrial sectors are on their knees or shut down, BC managed to increase its emissions, and buck the trend, thanks to the subsidization of the gas and oil sector by Kermit Campbell.
British Columbia was the only province in the country to report an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from major industries in 2008, according to figures released by Environment Canada.
The figures cover so-called "facility greenhouse gas emissions" from power plants and heavy industries such as mining, pulp and paper, and petroleum.
British Columbia's dubious distinction was largely the result of oil and gas extraction, Environment Canada said.
A commenter called JohnnyMan at the CBC site summed it up better than I can with:
So all you have to do to be "honoured in Copenhagen" is tax the poor and call it a "Carbon tax".
This is a very dubious distinction indeed!!!
I wonder if the BC Liberals changed the name of "Income tax" to "Carbon tax" would we be even greener? Maybe Campbell would have been up for a Nobel prize?
Every British Columbian, except the ultra Environmentalists, knew that this Carbon Tax was nothing more than another scheme by this Liberal government to suck more wealth out of the common citizen.
And the only reason the ultra Environmentalists didn't see the writing on the wall was because of their deep desire and hope that this government actually meant what it claims.
When the biggest polluters receive tax breaks and the tiny polluter (a British Columbian) gets taxed heavily for driving to work, you know there is nothing "environmental" in the Liberal agenda.
We are being conned and lied to by this government. Again.
But we British Columbians have built up such a tolerance for lies from the Liberals that after a while you stop listening - and then you stop caring.
Of course then there is slightly less polite, but just as accurate, Thanatos, who contributes:
B.C.'s emissions are going up because Fat Gordo and the mob let them go up. He's a slimey womanizer who is about as two faced as you can get. He preaches green and taxes you and I, but leaves his corporate task masters alone.
Then there is, the usually kinda tending toward right wing whack, Adrian of Unambiguously Ambidextrous who covers the hypocrisy quite well at his blog with B.C. Makes Money From Oil and Gas, Then Taxes Residents For Buying It. Adrian adds to his blog post over at the National
Of course we shouldn't forget the rest of Lord Gord's "green" (as in USD)initiatives, such as, promoting oil tanker traffic on the BC Coast, the ongoing efforts to kill off wild Pacific Salmon with his buddie's fish farms, the obscene Enbridge Northern Pipeline to enable the Goo-Pits of Northern Alberta, burning the forests of BC to provide