Huntsman: Did I say that CO2 might kill us all? I meant I’m a big fan of oil sands, coal, oil drilling, and frackingThursday, September 1st, 2011
Source: Tom Nelson
Huntsman proposed a series of initiatives that are sure to anger environmentalists. Not that that hurts Huntsman in the Republican primary, in which Huntsman has failed miserably so far to gain traction in the polls. In fact, it will be a plus for him with conservatives — many believe environmental objections have gone too far, especially when they prevent the U.S. from producing more of its own energy or obtaining it from more friendly allies.
And Huntsman’s plan makes a sharp point about the need to increase oil imports from Canada, before China steps in and makes deals instead. Huntsman’s outline notes that Canada has more reserves in its Alberta oil sands than exist in all of Iraq.
“Others see the potential in these fields. China wants to invest in Canada’s oil infrastructure. Meanwhile, the United States government is dithering over a pipeline’s proposal to ship Canadian oil to the United States,” Huntsman’s plan said. “The federal government needs to assure Canada that American consumers are ready and willing to purchase the production of Alberta’s oil sands.” (more…)