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Climate Change? U.S. Shrugs

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Canada recently announced that it would break its commitment to controlling global warming and would not try to meet its commitment to lower greenhouse gasses, as it promised when it was one of 191 countries signing the Kyoto Protocol of 1997.  

Canada ratified the protocol in 2002 and pulled out of it in 2011.  The United States signed the protocol in 1998, but stated it had no intention of ratifying it or being bound by it. 

A Canadian company, TransCanada, is building the Keystone pipeline, which, when completed, will run from the Alberta tar sands to Texas ports on the gulf, where most of the unusually toxic oil will be shipped abroad, largely to China.  In November, Canada's Natural Resources Minister predicted that President Obama would approve the Keystone XL pipeline "because it is clearly in the US national interest in terms of national security, jobs (and) economic growth."

   TransCanada Treats Blockaders with Dispatch

TransCanada's approach to the Tar Sands Blockade has been uncompromising, relentless, and sometimes violent, although the company says it was not responsible for sheriff's deputies using pepper gas, choke-holds, and other torture tactics on non-resisting activists. 

In Tyler, Texas, on December 3, according to Ecowatch.org:   

"The police threatened a variety of dangerous and violent responses including tear gas, canine units, cutting into the pipe or lifting it up to dump out the blockaders. Eventually, they were able to forcibly remove the blockaders and the barrels they were locked into.

 

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Both blockaders, Glen Collins and Matt Almonte, were extracted and arrested. Isabel Indigo Brooks, who had been inside the pipe to provide support for Matt and Glen, was also arrested.  All three have been charged with three misdemeanors: criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and illegal dumping of more than 500-1000 pounds.

 

We haven't yet learned whether the police used mace or other means of pain  compliance or if any of the blockaders were injured by the police. 

Although the Smith County District Attorney has piled on the charges and bail on the three pipe-sitters was set at $65,000 each, the Smith County Sheriff's Department felt called upon to announce that they had not used pepper spray. 

Responding to the removal of the protestors sealed in their pipe, TransCanada responded with this  statement by David Dodson: "It is unfortunate these protestors are trying to keep thousands of Americans from the jobs they depend on to provide for their families. This project is important, not only to thousands of workers, but also to Americans in general."

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   TransCanada Continues to Lie About Jobs

The TransCanada jobs claim has long since been shown to be false in many ways. 

The jobs will go mostly to non-Americans.  The jobs will be mostly temporary.  The jobs may number in the hundreds rather than thousands.  And even a TransCanada vice president has admitted that the number of permanent jobs will number in the hundreds. 

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I will tell you what happened to Canada.  Our... by RunningBecky on Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 2:05:57 PM
Is the same as the US problem, it's been hijacked ... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 11:00:23 AM
Yes Sister, I agree. With dual citizenship I have... by RunningBecky on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:35:56 PM
Over the years, I've heard many people say that, i... by Michael Rose on Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 at 11:34:51 PM
See Perspectives at http://www.aesopinstitute.org ... by Mark Goldes on Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:52:45 PM
The decision on Keystone will give us a clear read... by William Boardman on Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 7:25:58 PM
What climate change?  In the US we don't beli... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:58:32 AM
I wish I had confidence that Obama would save the ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 at 2:10:35 PM
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