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Sen Graham “tar sands less carbon intensive than oil we find in CA...blends in with natural habitat
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Who are you going to believe: Lindsey Graham or your own lyin’ eyes?

In an amazing interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail, “U.S. senator sold on the oil sands <2>,” the once-serious, but now utterly incoherent <3> Senator from South Carolina visits what some have rightly called the “biggest global warming crime ever seen,” <4> and pronounces it A-OK:


Q: Why are you here?

LG: Just do the math. There is more oil received from the oil sands region than Saudi Arabia and Iran combined. So from an energy source it is hugely important.

You talk about dirty oil. Oil sands oil is dirty. They are reducing their carbon footprint. They are making it cleaner. It is less carbon intensive than oil we find in California, within six per cent of oil received from Iran. So when you use the word, I think you have to look at the idea of the regimes. Dirty oil to me is oil coming from Iraq and Venezuela where you have really despotic people running the country. The money that is received by those regimes doesn’t go to the common good. It goes to some of the worst organizations in the world.

I am going to do everything I can to make sure that oil sands production is not impeded because of U.S. policy.

I had some ominous views of this place. But it really blends in with the natural habitat. Everybody should come.

That’s why the trip is so important. And I would challenge anybody who has got concerns to come up here. Don’t believe me. See it for yourself.



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