Conservative Policy

Jason Kenney explained that the Conservative policy is to extract, sell and burn the entire tar sands and convert it to greenhouse gases. The rate at which this is done will be determined purely by market forces. This will be done in an environmentally responsible way. What is wrong with this picture? There is no possible way to create that much greenhouse gas in a way that is not extremely damaging to the planet. The amount of gas produced is determined by chemistry, not how carefully you extract the bitumen. Reducing spills helps the environment but has no effect whatsoever on reducing the total greenhouse gases produced from burning the bitumen.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)