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On Our Radar: Canadian Oil and China

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Taking issue with Canada’s leaders and Alberta’s provincial government, British Columbia’s premier warns that the environmental risks of selling Canadian oil to Asia through the Northern Gateway pipeline would outweigh the economic benefits. [The Globe and Mail]

The Canadian oil and gas company Nexen agrees to be acquired by the China National Offshore Oil Company for $15.1 billion. The deal, which still faces a regulatory hurdle, is likely to be politically sensitive. [CBC]

Michael E. Mann, the Penn State climatologist, demands that The National Review publish a retraction of a blog post in which a writer compares the university’s cover-up of Jerry Sandusky’s actions to its inquiry clearing Dr. Mann of scientific misconduct. [Politico]

Alaska sues to block enforcement of federal rules intended to limit pollution from large ships, saying they will increase freight rates and cruise prices and hurt the state’s economy. [Associated Press]

A Smithsonian scientist builds what is essentially a sperm bank for the world’s corals, which are being damaged by acidification and global warming.

NY Times



2 Comments on "On Our Radar: Canadian Oil and China"

  1. BillT on Tue, 24th Jul 2012 3:05 pm 

    Maybe enough people are finally realizing that we are destroying our world for a quick energy fix? I hope so!

  2. DC on Tue, 24th Jul 2012 10:52 pm 

    With NO respect to the NYT, here is what the premier of BC actually thinks about the issue.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/24/bc-alberta-gateway-pipeline.html

    Shes up for election and 10months, and Im willing to bet her slavish support for NGP, will cost her the election.

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