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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:12 AM
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Axis of Oil' Bush-Cheney-Exxon axis of oil,
> `Axis of Oil' more important to Prime Minister than health of planet, says Linda McQuaig
> Oct. 22, 2006. 01:00 AM
> Exxon, the world's richest and mightiest corporation, was the leading force behind a massive 10-year campaign to block the Kyoto accord and ensure the world remains hooked on oil. This was no easy battle, even for Exxon. Lined up against it was the scientific world and most of the world community. In the end, not even Exxon was able to block the signing of the historic Kyoto Protocol, as the world came together in 1997 in a far-reaching bid to shake its planet-endangering oil addiction.

But Exxon did score one huge victory when the new administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, close Exxon allies, withdrew U.S. support for Kyoto. The withdrawal of the U.S., which emits roughly one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, was a devastating blow. Still, the world community pressed on with Kyoto. Into this titanic, ongoing struggle between the world community and the Bush-Cheney-Exxon axis of oil, Canada has now definitively entered on the side of the oil interests. With the release last week of the Harper government's "clean air" bill, Ottawa has signalled its abandonment of Kyoto.

The previous Liberal government certainly shares some of the blame. While it signed onto Kyoto and renewed that commitment last year, it failed to take meaningful steps to reach Kyoto targets, recklessly allowing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions to continue to rise. But Harper's "green" plan is the final nail in the coffin for Canada's Kyoto commitment.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:22 AM
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1. Funny we don't hear much about Iraq's oil.
Second largest reserves in the world.

We're never leaving.
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