“Why are we paying their bills and funding their oppression? Today there’s a better way, ethical oil from Canada’s oil sands”
advert run by the Canadian energy industry, arguing they will help free US consumers from reliance on petroleum from the Middle East.
"Canada is an an interesting place. And it needs to decide whether its economic future lies in being a petro-state – in the long run, petro-states don’t end happily. That’s the story if you look around the world."
-Bill McKibben, author, biologist and environmental activist
The rub: in the Northeast, one of every six American homes and businesses is now powered by Canadian electricity.
And there is a loud clamor among politicians, businesses and pundits to get much more energy from north of the border.
The cost, ecological and economic, is staggering