What makes this more than just an organic cocktail party for wine and cheese environmentalists are the stances of these three organizations with regard to TransCanada’s proposed east-west pipeline, Energy East.
Equiterre demanded that Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre block Energy East. They even ran a “say no to the tar sands” petition. Coderre listened.
Environmental Defence released a statement about Energy East in regards to Ontario and Quebec saying that “it is our understanding that the pipeline must be rejected by both provinces.”
Pembina Institute doesn’t quite have the guts to go all in like Equiterre and Environmental. Instead they’ll let an increasingly onerous pipeline review process do the work for them. A statement from Pembina’s Director of Federal Policy said “any regulatory review should include not only the pipeline itself but the impact of producing the crude that will flow through it.” They want to block Energy East by regulating it and reviewing it to death.
The Liberals and Trudeau say they support Energy East. But the Liberals are showing Canadians just how much they really mean it by throwing their support behind the very people who are doing everything they can to keep Canadian oil landlocked.
--------------------Lefties, I don't think they even know what they want...that said...here is the logic of their beliefs..