Since American coal burning power plants are dirtier than Canadian hydro power plants
Canada can have the dirtiest oil in the world.latest argument laid out here, from our Environment Minister (to just clarify, our environment minister) Jim Prentice. One that he is planning on using with Obama to combat the latest obama2canada campaign from the environmental groups.
It is starting to look like the conservatives believe, that just because the black holes and the huge tailings ponds across the top of Alberta can be seem from outer space, the tar sands are somehow the 8th wonder of the world.
And despite all of the problems that Canadians and Americans are presently facing it will be the main topic that Harper will want to discuss with Obama on his visit to Canada.
Credit: Tar sands flag from Oil Change here.