Wednesday, February 15, 2012

China and Canada's Tar Sands Oil

Will the Chinese be eager buyers of extremely dirty oil, don't buy into the U.S. tepubs eagerness, funded by the special interests who been doing so for some forty years as to blocking alternative clean energy sources, to sell that idea as they push to have it pumped across our country.

Especially in what's been happening in China in the Government investments, as well as industry investments, and rapid growth into alternatives. With some U.S. companies partnering up with the Chinese not only in that development , in the past couple of years, but the development and growth of whole cities based on sustainable clean energy sources. They now have the experienced trades and needed professionals, we once had not long ago, to not only teach the younger workers, in the trades, coming into but to do the rapid innovations needed as that industry grows. Again, what we here in the states once did in many area's that made us the leader economically on the planet.

China may crack down on protestors, but hey just look at our history of especially recent history, but they do listen especially on these issues as they know what environmental damage, with fossil fuels and similar, is being created by just the lessons of watching the so called west for years but also in using to rapidly develop themselves.

A Canadian pipe-dream?
February 06, 2012 - Canada’s prime minister is on his way to Beijing to stoke interest in the country’s oil sands, but China would be wise to keep a safe distance, writes Angela Merriam.

Stephen Harper, Canada’s prime minister, arrives in Beijing tomorrow with a very specific goal: to secure a market for the further exploitation of Canada’s oil sands, a project that he once likened to the building of the Great Wall of China, “only bigger”.

Following widespread environmental protests, the US government two weeks ago denied a permit to the would-be builders of the US$7 billion (44 billion yuan) Keystone XL pipeline: a plan to pump crude oil from Canada’s oil sands, in the south-western province of Alberta, down the length of the United States to refineries in Texas. Now, with that plan scuppered by Canada’s southern neighbour, Harper has a renewed interest in selling oil to Beijing.

Anxieties about local ecological damage and concern about global climate change have driven opposition to the exploitation of Canada’s oil sands for years. read more>>>

30,000 Citizens "Occupy" Highway in China to Protest Coal Pollution
December 22, 2011 - Word of such events doesn't often make it into Western news cycles, so few Americans realize that China is home to some of the most robust grassroots environmental protests in the world. Mass demonstrations routinely break out in protest against the nation's authoritarian industrial policies--and yesterday serves as a mighty example of such spirited unrest.

Perhaps borrowing a meme from the now-global 'Occupy' movement, an estimated 30,000 angry citizens occupied a public highway to protest an incoming coal plant, as well as an exceptionally dirty one that has been fouling their environment for years. After holding the the highway for some time, the protesters were forcibly removed by tear gas-wielding police forces. Two people were reportedly killed in the clash. read more>>>

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